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9 Greatest Movies From The 80s You Can't Do Without

February 19th, 2014 3:11pm EST
9 Greatest Movies From The 80s You Can't Do Without
Most "top movies" lists are subjective to popular opinion and while this is not a comprehensive list, it is a compilation of some of the greatest movies from the eighties. Here are movies that will allow you to sit back and reminisce with your family -- whether it be about the poor special effects, the obvious love stories or the classic underdog tale.

Now that you're in suspense, we give you a list of our favorite great movies from the eighties. Please note that this is not a definitive or all-inclusive list, but does include movies that we just couldn't do without growing up.

"Space...
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Top 10 Body Swap Movies

August 5th, 2011 8:33am EDT
change up
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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Tom Hanks Announces 'Larry Crowne' Cast

March 29th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is using his Twitter.com page to give fans a sneak peak into his next movie Larry Crowne - he's posted a photograph showing the actors he's cast in the lead roles.

The Big star has been hard at work on the comedy, which he will star in and direct, and has sneaked several pictures of the set to his virtual followers on the social networking site.

Now, he's given away his biggest clue yet by posting a snap of his office's "Casting Wall," which features his own headshot next to those of George Takei, Taraji P. Henson and his former Charlie Wilson's War co-star Julia Roberts.

He...
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Body Double Movies: How New Are They?

April 20th, 2009 10:42am EDT
17 Again
The much anticipated new movie 17 Again, starring Zac Efron, hit theaters last Friday and achieved the number one spot at the box office over the weekend. But how "new" is the movie? The plot may be something we've seen before, as a 37-year-old who is unhappy with his life goes back to being 17 so he can relive his glory days. Things aren't exactly easy for him, especially since the trends have changed, he has to make all new friends, and he is in high school with his children. While the story is slightly different from other body-swapping movies, the general concept is the same. Here ...
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Open Letter: Career Advice For Zac Efron

April 15th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Zac Efron
Dear Zac Efron,

Rather than Twittering, updating our blogs with lots of OMGs, XOXOXOs, and exclamation points (!!!!!), or do whatever else it is your tween fans do these days, we thought we'd take the time and break out the vintage letter format.

All eyes are on you as '17 Again' hits theaters this weekend. This is your chance to solidify your status as leading man…or go the way of so many other fallen teen idols only to end up on some crappy VH1 show where you battle your alcoholism and inner demons at age 41.

Honestly we're not that psyched about the movie itself ('Peggy...
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The Best and Worst Tom Hanks Movies

March 26th, 2009 12:22pm EDT
Tom Hanks
Boy oh boy, Tom Hanks sure has come a long way from his humble bumble beginning as the cross-dressing Kip Wilson on the television show "Bosom Buddies." With a slew of critically acclaimed performances and two back-to-back Academy Award wins for his roles in "Philadelphia" and "Forrest Gump," there is no denying that Mr. Hanks is one of the most talented actors in Hollywood. He may not be the most handsome guy in the room, but Tom Hanks' winning combination of boy-next-door charm and multifaceted talent has indubitably ascertained him to be an American staple, like apple pie or hot dogs. Ne...
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'The Hills' Finale: A Farewell To Blondes

May 13th, 2008 9:28am EDT
The Hills
This mini-season of The Hills came to a close last night, and my grade would be a C+. The highlights of this season - Kelly Cutrone, Kelly Cutrone, and more Kelly Cutrone. The lowlights - Stephanie Pratt, Spencer Pratt, the complete Barbie-fication of Heidi, and LC's lackluster turn as a jobless, student-less, sometimes heartless reality celeb.

It's almost as if the Paris Hilton syndrome infected the "Hills" stars this mini season. Symptoms of the Paris Hilton syndrome include a complete lack of purpose, no will or drive to succeed, and an especially cavalier attitude towards life...
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Movies With Heart: The 100 Best 'Romdramedies' Of The Past 20 Years

April 17th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Clueless
There's the quintessential romantic comedy, and then there's the romdramedy. Similar to a dramedy (in which there is an equal balance of humor and serious content), a romdramedy combines comedy and drama with that mushy thing we call romance.

This is not a list of the best films over the past 20 years. Rather it is a list that gives preferences to those films that best combine all three elements - romance, comedy and drama.

Films like Magnolia and The Matrix were barred from competition, while films like Down with Love were considered (however, that one didn't make the cut)....
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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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