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The Most Rad Flicks From The 80s

4/5/2014 8:00am EDT
Top Gun
The 80s might have been the age of MTV and Heavy Metal, but don’t think that there weren’t some thrilling films rocking at the box office as well. This denim-clad, hairspray overflowing decade birthed the movie blockbuster megafranchise and the teenage angst anthem, selling out theater seats as galactic space emperors and high school heartthrobs sent cinematic shockwaves up our spines.

The movies may not have been as Oscar-worthy as those from ten years earlier. But just like the high top sneakers and parachute pants the defined the decade, these movies were loud, flamboyant, and instantly...

Chinese Entertainment Mogul Sir Run Run Shaw Dies At 107

1/7/2014 12:32pm EST
Blade Runner
Hong Kong entertainment pioneer Sir Run Run Shaw has died at the age of 107.

The film and TV mogul became one of the most influential figures in Asian film and TV after founding Shaw Brothers Studios with his brother Runme in 1957 and Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) in 1967.

Shaw Brothers Studios is one of the world's largest movie companies, while TVB remains the top broadcaster in Hong Kong.

"It is with deep sadness that Television Broadcasts Limited announces the passing of Sir Run Run Shaw," TVB said in a statement on Tuesday. "Although we knew this day will come, no words can ad...

'Blade Runner' Star Morgan Paull Dead At 67

7/18/2012 9:08am EDT
Morgan Paull, star of films such as "Blade Runner," "Patton" and "Norma Rae," has passed away at age 67. The actor died on Tuesday, and although details have not been released he was suffering from stomach cancer.

Paull became director Ridley Scott's sidekick after suggesting he hire Daryl Hannah to play replicant Pris in 1982's "Blade Runner" and fire Sean Young. Scott followed part of his advice - he kept Young as Harrison Ford's love interest.

Paull got his acting start on Broadway and got his big-screen break in 1970 epic "Patton" alongside George C. Scott. He also appeared in TV show...

'The Adjustment Bureau' Lawsuit Re-Filed

4/24/2012 8:40am EDT
The Adjustment Bureau
The trustees of Philip K. Dick's estate have re-launched their legal battle with the producers of Matt Damon thriller The Adjustment Bureau, two months after the initial lawsuit was dropped.

The late author's executors claim the estate is owed money from the 2011 adaptation of the writer's sci-fi story, Adjustment Team, and filed a lawsuit last year targeting director George Nolfi, producer Michael Hackett, Media Rights Capitol and its subsidiaries.

The case was dropped in February after a judge threw out key parts of the suit, but representatives of the Philip K. Dick Testamentary Trus...

Sean Young Insists She Was Sober At Oscars After Party

2/28/2012 11:29am EST
Sean Young
Actress Sean Young has refuted reports she was drunk at the time of her arrest at the official Oscars after party on Sunday.

The Blade Runner star insists she was sober when she became embroiled in a dispute with a guard at the Governors Ball in Los Angeles. She was then placed under citizen's arrest before police arrived at the scene to take her into custody.

The incident prompted rumors Young, who publicly tackled alcohol addiction on reality show Celebrity Rehab last year, had resumed drinking but she's adamant she was not under the influence.

In a post on, she writes,...

Sean Young Demands An Apology From Academy Awards Bosses

2/27/2012 2:25pm EST
Sean Young
Actress Sean Young is demanding an apology from Academy Awards bosses following her arrest at the official Oscars after party, where she was accused of hitting a security guard.

The Blade Runner star became embroiled in a dispute with a bodyguard at the star-studded Governors Ball in Los Angeles on Sunday and was placed under citizen's arrest as police were called to the scene.

She was taken into custody and booked on suspicion of misdemeanor battery, and was later released.

However, Young insists she was not causing any trouble as she snapped pictures of the celebrity arrivals outsid...

Sean Young Arrested At Oscars After Party

2/27/2012 7:43am EST
Sean Young
Actress Sean Young was arrested at the official Academy Awards after party on Sunday night after allegedly becoming embroiled in a dispute with a security guard.

The Blade Runner star was placed under citizen's arrest by a bodyguard at the star-studded post-Oscars Governor's Ball in Los Angeles and later detained by police officers who were called to the scene.

Young was taken into custody and booked on suspicion of misdemeanor battery, according to

Visual Effects Mastermind Douglas Trumbull To Be Honored With Technical Oscar

1/11/2012 8:38pm EST
2001 - A Space Odyssey
Douglas Trumbull, the visual effects pioneer who helped give 2001 - A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Blade Runner, and The Tree of Life their other-worldly looks is to be honored with the Gordon E. Sawyer Award at the technical Oscars next month.

A designer, director, inventor and entrepreneur, Trumbull will be feted for his lifetime of technical contributions.

He will be presented with his Oscar at the Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on February 11, which will be held at the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles.

As well as creating, developing and improving f...

Director Ridley Scott Examines The 'Prophets Of Science Fiction' On New 8-Part Series

11/7/2011 2:35pm EST
Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott, the creative genius behind legendary Hollywood classics including "Alien," "Blade Runner" and "Gladiator," comes to SCIENCE this November with the world premiere eight-part series, "Prophets of Science Fiction".

An auteur of science fiction himself, Scott goes from behind the camera to on-air guide to explore the relationship between genre and the constantly-evolving worlds of science and technology. From Jules Verne and Isaac Asimov to George Lucas and Phillip K. Dick, the dreams of storytellers often become the inspiration for researchers seeking mankind’s next transforma...

No Harrison Ford For New 'Blade Runner' Movie

11/7/2011 11:44am EST
Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott has confirmed his new Blade Runner movie will go ahead without original star Harrison Ford.

The Indiana Jones actor took on the lead role in the cult 1982 film, based on a Philip K. Dick novel, playing a retired detective hired to track down a group of androids passing themselves off as human.

Scott recently revealed he is working on a sequel, but he has now confirmed Blade Runner will be back with a whole new cast.

The director tells the Wall Street Journal the project is moving forward "not with the past cast, of course," and when asked whether Ford's character of Rick ...

Ridley Scott Signs On For New 'Blade Runner' Movie

8/18/2011 6:15pm EDT
Blade Runner
Ridley Scott is set to revisit the sci-fi world of Blade Runner.

The moviemaker directed Harrison Ford in the cult 1982 film and now reports he has signed on to direct and produce a new installment of the movie, based on Philip K. Dick's 1968 novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep."

Ford played a retired detective hired to track down human-like androids in 2019.

It is not known if the new film will be a remake, prequel or sequel.

Cast Of 'Celebrity Rehab' Season 5 Announced

6/8/2011 8:15am EDT
Celebrity Rehab
Blade Runner actress Sean Young, Lindsay Lohan's father Michael and former Guns N' Roses rocker Steven Adler are among the stars checking into the next series of Celebrity Rehab.

Joining the trio on the reality TV show, hosted by celebrity counselor Dr. Drew Pinsky, will be The Crow star Bai Ling and Baywatch bad boy Jeremy Jackson as well as Amy Fisher.

Lohan recently made headlines when he announced he would open his own rehabilitation center, while Young has struggled with alcohol abuse issues in the past. Adler follows his pal Mike Starr who appeared on Celebrity Rehab last year . Th...

Sean Young Joins 'Celebrity Rehab'

3/8/2011 11:01am EST
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Sean Young will appear in the fifth season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, has confirmed.

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Ben Affleck Turned Down 'Superman'

11/29/2010 2:14pm EST
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck turned down the chance to direct the new Superman film because he didn't feel confident enough to take charge of an "epic effects movie."

Christopher Nolan, the brains behind the rebooted Batman franchise, is bringing the Man of Steel back to the big screen in a new installment following Bryan Singer's 2006 offering Superman Returns.

Nolan, who will act as a producer on the film, recently hired Watchmen moviemaker Zack Snyder to direct it, and Affleck has now revealed he was "tempted" by the job, but decided to leave the superhero movie to a director better acquainted with bi...

Vince Neil Confirmed For 'Skating With The Stars'

11/3/2010 9:41am EDT
Vince Neil
Vince Neil has confirmed he's set to swap rock 'n' roll for ice dancing in new reality TV contest Skating With The Stars.

The Motley Crue frontman is leading the line-up for the first season of the Dancing With The Stars spin-off show, which will see celebrities pair up with professional figure skaters to compete against each other every week. Neil is joined by All My Children actress Rebecca Budig, Blade Runner star Sean Young, reality TV's Bethenny Frankel, Disney's Brandon Mychal Smith and former Olympic ski champion Jonny Moseley.

And the rock star has made a shock confession - he's...

Sean Young To Star On 'The Young And The Restless'

4/27/2010 11:03am EDT
Sean Young
Blade Runner star Sean Young is making the transition to daytime TV - she's landed a role on soap opera The Young And The Restless.

The actress is set to follow in the footsteps of James Franco, who joined General Hospital last year, and Julianne Moore who recently returned to As the World Turns for a guest appearance 12 years after she quit the show. Young's story arc, which begins filming next month, will reunite her with actor Eric Braeden, her co-star in 2007 Civil War drama The Man Who Came Back.

And Young admits she's excited about her upcoming soap debut, telling, "Get...

A Decade Of Doom, Gloom, & Apocalypse Is Ahead For Us!

1/17/2010 10:00am EST
Like it or not, we are living in the future--even if it isn't the one we thought it would be. Leading up to the turn of the century, most science fiction stories taking place the first decade of the 21st century

depicted it as an era of elegant space travel and scientific whimsy. Images imbibed in us by the potential wonders that science and invention could offer. However, the stories that take place in the coming decade are a different matter altogether. If the 00's were to be a time of discovery, the next decade, it seems, is when we go and blow it all up (you maniacs!). If you judge w...

Spotlight On Films In Which Technology Has Gone Awry: Our Grim Future Awaits

9/23/2009 12:43pm EDT
As we look forward to the future, we are hopeful that technology and the overall standard of living will continue to improve. Many films set in the distant or even in the more immediate future paint it as a grim place where our dependence on technology has blinded us to our own humanity.

We are reminded that technology yields great power and that great power can corrupt our souls. Films portraying this version of our future are meant to provoke commentary about the ethical dilemmas the characters face and to help steer humanity in a more thoughtful direction.

With the movie "Surroga...

'Moon' Brings Philosophical Questions To Movie-Watchers

6/12/2009 3:58pm EDT
Amid the summer movie madness - heavy on special effects and light on storytelling - Moon is ready to offer audience members a healthy dose of reality. But there's one catch: Moon is a science-fiction flick, which makes that previous statement a bit of an oxymoron.

Director Duncan Jones, son of music icon David Bowie and self-described sci-fi geek, set out to create a sort of throwback to earlier sci-fi films like Blade Runner and Outlander, which didn't revolve around mystifying movie-goers with scene after scene of gaudy special effects.

"There are unquestionably less of those kind ...

Movie Adaptations: Why They Succeed Or Fail & The Direction They're Headed

7/15/2008 8:46am EDT
A History of Violence
Jaws. Ghost World. Eyes Wide Shut. A History of Violence. Road to Perdition. The Crow. Planet of the Apes. What do these seven movies have in common? It's a lesser known fact, in some cases more than others, but none of these movies were movies first. These, as with many other films, were adapted to the screen from other media.

Film adaptations have been made since the early days of cinema, but the last decade or so has seen a definite increase in their popularity, with the growing success and popularity of comic book adaptations to the ever quickening transition of best selling novels...

'Firefly,' 'Blade Runner' Top Sci Fi 'Visions For Tomorrow' Poll

6/17/2008 11:40am EDT
SCI FI's Visions For Tomorrow conducted a "Top Things To Read, Watch, And Do To Save The World" online poll to discover which works of science fiction film, television, and literature resonate most with people and the courses of action they inspire. Visions for Tomorrow is a public affairs initiative utilizing the power of science fiction to positively impact the future.

As evidenced by the nearly 20,000 who cast their vote, science fiction's influence on popular culture is undeniable. Crowning the lists are: Blade Runner, the film depicting a dystopian Los Angeles in the year 2019; Ge...

Harrison Ford's Seven Best Films (Not Including 'Star Wars')

5/20/2008 9:26am EDT
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford is, without question, one of the biggest box office stars of all time. With the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on Thursday it couldn't be a better time to take a look back on the seven best movies of Ford's career.

We purposely left the Star Wars trilogy off the list considering those are not really "Harrison Ford movies" and quite an entity unto themselves. Plus, we do not need every movie on this list being a "Star Wars" or "Indiana Jones" movie. At times we do like to be challenged.

Once a surefire box office success, lately it has...

CMT's 'Gone Country' Returns For A Second Season

5/7/2008 9:57am EDT
Gone Country
CMT's highest rated series ever, "Gone Country," returns with Nashville hitmaker, John Rich, as host for a second season of antics with a brand new cast of characters who are each vying for a chance at country success.

"Gone Country 2" will take seven new celebrities from every realm of the entertainment industries and immerse them in all things country for a chance to break out as a country star. Production for "Gone Country 2," which will premiere in August 2008, is currently underway in Nashville.

The cast for "Gone Country 2" includes:

- Sebastian Bach singer, songwriter...

The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters A Through K

5/7/2008 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....

Casablanca Tops List Of 'Movies Film Fans Should Watch'

7/18/2006 9:59am EDT
Casablanca has topped a list of movies all real film fans should watch. The tear-jerking war romance heads a list of classics, drawn up by Radio Times magazine as a 'Film Buff's Guide'. Full List Below!

Despite the list featuring a number of box office flops - including the biggest disaster in cinema history, the 1980 anti-western Heaven's Gate - the author of the list, Radio Times film editor Andrew Collins, has defended his peculiar choice of entries.

He said: "Snobbery does not belong to the film buff." He also pointed out that, to truly reflect on the greatest cinema of all ti...

'Elvis Has Left the Building' Microphone, Hollywood Memorabilia Up for Grabs

11/29/2005 11:05am EST
Elvis Presley
Auction house Profiles in History is holding a live public auction on Dec. 16 that includes over 350 pieces of Hollywood memorabilia worth $2 Million. The highlight of the auction is the original vintage Shure Brothers model 55S microphone from the Louisiana hayride used by Elvis Presley and through which the famous phrase “Please young people, Elvis has left the building” was first broadcast.

This auction will also include treasures from Hollywood classic films such as Gone With the Wind, Ben Hur, The Ten Commandments, Spartacus, My Fair Lady as well as contemporary favorites Star War...