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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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Check Out 'Memphis Belle' & 'Blazing Saddles: 40th Anniversary,' Now On Blu-ray

May 7th, 2014 5:49am EDT
Check Out 'Memphis Belle' & 'Blazing Saddles: 40th Anniversary,'
"Memphis Belle" tells the true story of an American crew on the B-17 bomber "Memphis Belle" on a hazardous World War II mission. Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Harry Connick, Jr., and Billy Zane star.

Modine told Warner Bros. in a recent interview: "When I told my Uncle Wylder that I was doing the film, one of the things he did was take out his dress uniform. I tried it on and it fit like it was made for me. It was incredible to put on this piece of history. To wear a uniform that a Purple Heart recipient and a hero from the war had actually worn. He told me to take it with me to England. To...
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Q&A: 'Hung' Star Stephen Amell

November 13th, 2011 11:00pm EST
Hung
It's been said that a hero is only as good as their antagonist. On HBO's Hung, that juicy role falls to actor Stephen Amell, who recently sat down with me to dish about the series.

Amell plays Jason, who is the chief competition of Hung's main character, Ray Drecker. He's got a winning smile but a lot more going on behind it. Read on to find out what's in store for his character in season three and what it's like being the allegedly bad guy, as well as what type of role Amell would love to play.

Hung fans should also check out my previous Q&A with Charlie Saxton (Damon Drecker).

Hung c...
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Digging For Funny: The Best Comedic Film Moments In The Desert

March 4th, 2011 1:00pm EST
Rango
Rango was released in theaters today, and so far the critical reception has been positive. However, it's not the first comedy based in a desert by a longshot - in fact, these barren stretches of Earth are actually fertile grounds for scenes that make us laugh. Here are some of the best comedic film moments in the desert.

"You ain't from around here, are you?" - Rango: The titular chameleon runs into a local named Beans, and helps himself to her father's ashes. Watch more Rango clips here

"Snakes and Sparklers" - Joe Dirt: A fireworks stand on...
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Top 10 Acting Performances By Athletes

August 27th, 2009 10:35am EDT
Cam Neely as Seabass
A director getting the optimum performance out of an actor is not unlike a coach getting a great performance out of an athlete. One has to use the right guy in the right scene with expert timing. These are situations where one could film countless scenes of all different kinds, and getting laughs so big with these athletes would seem impossible - they're almost perfect. Remember, the fellas on this list appear here because they got the biggest laughs, not because they were the best actors or in the best movies. While Something About Mary is a funnier and better movie than many on this l...
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DVD Versus Blu-ray: Enjoying A Film At Its Best

June 3rd, 2009 9:00am EDT
Wall-E
One can only assume the somewhat recent onslaught of the "need" for Blu-ray comes only from a desire to have people buy films and television show sets over again. After having to update a copy of 'Sneakers' from VHS tape to DVD, a completely reasonable choice, the buck stops here. Yes, the technology is interesting at best, but it is brutally frustrating at worst.

The problem is not with the players, although they are extremely expensive still and the best player is still the one that comes in the PlayStation 3, the problem instead lies way back in the beginning of the cycle - the ...
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Dom DeLuise Dead At 75

May 5th, 2009 11:23am EDT
Dom DeLuise
According to the website TMZ, corpulent and rotund actor Dom DeLuise died last night in a Los Angeles hospital.

The very popular actor starred in such classics as "The Cannonball Run" and "Blazing Saddles" and was the voice of Pizza the Hutt in "Spaceballs"

We're told he passed away peacefully in his sleep at around 6 p.m.

- Click here for more Dom DeLuise pictures -
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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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Race Matters: Is Hollywood Truly Color Blind When It Comes To On-Screen Romance?

September 29th, 2008 9:49am EDT
Die Another Day
In John Grisham's bestselling novel "The Pelican Brief," investigative journalist Gray Grantham and law student Darby Shaw uncover a political conspiracy and in the process, end up between the sheets. In the 1993 film version, Darby Shaw (played by Julia Roberts) and Grantham merely share a chaste hug in the film's conclusion. What happened between page and screen? One theory: In the novel Grantham is white; in the film, he's portrayed by Academy-Award winning - and black - actor Denzel Washington.

The stigma of interracial relationships in cinema can be traced back to the 1934 Motio...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 1

June 1st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Heidi Klum
Happy Birthday to actor Oliver James (1980), Canadian songstress Alanis Morissette (1974), German supermodel Heidi Klum (1973), comedic actor Mark Curry (1964), The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce (1963), The Cure bassist Simon Gallup (1960), Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder (1959), "Knots Landing" actress Lisa Hartman (1956), Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood (1947), British actor Jonathan Pryce (1947), "X-Men 2" actor Brian Cox (1946), "Star Trek DS9" actor Rene Auberjonois (1940), "Blazing Saddles" sheriff Cleavon Little (1939; d. 1992), prolific actor Morgan Freeman (1937), singer Pat Boone (1...
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'Rocky,' 'Fargo' & 'Groundhog Day' Join National Film Registry

December 28th, 2006 10:19am EST
Rocky
Rocky, Blazing Saddles, Fargo, Groundhog Day and Halloween are among the 25 films that were just added to the National Film Registry. The registry is part of the nonprofit National Film Preservation Foundation, a public-private partnership to benefit the film preservation efforts of American film archives, historical societies and similar institutions. The National Film Registry list, which began in 1989, now numbers 450 works.

Films Selected to the 2006 National Film Registry, Library of Congress:

1) Applause (1929)

2) The Big Trail (1930)

3) Blazing Saddles (1974...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 1

June 1st, 2006 3:00am EDT
Heidi Klum
Happy Birthday to actor Oliver James (1980), Canadian songstress Alanis Morissette (1974), German supermodel Heidi Klum (1973), comedic actor Mark Curry (1964), The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce (1963), The Cure bassist Simon Gallup (1960), Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder (1959), "Knots Landing" actress Lisa Hartman (1956), Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood (1947), British actor Jonathan Pryce (1947), "X-Men 2" actor Brian Cox (1946), "Star Trek DS9" actor Rene Auberjonois (1940), "Blazing Saddles" sheriff Cleavon Little (1939; d. 1992), prolific actor Morgan Freeman (1937), singer Pat Boone (1...
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