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Must-Have For Film Lovers: 'Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Best Pictures'

January 29th, 2013 1:09am EST
Warner Bros. 20 film collection best pictures
Warner Bros. is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, and the film studio is comemmorating the milestone by releasing several box sets, including the newly released 20-film collection featuring "Best Pictures."

The "Best Pictures" compliation is now available in stores and online (get it HERE at the WB shop). The collection features a variety of films from different eras, giving viewers a glimpse through time via some truly remarkable films.

1929-1942 (A New Era)

The Broadway Melody (1929)
Grand Hotel (1932)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
Gone With The ...

Celebrities That Turn 30 in 2012

January 2nd, 2012 8:00am EST
Celebrities That Turn 30 in 2012
It's hard to believe for many of us the 1982 was 30 years ago. In that year, Ronald Reagan was President, Joe Montana was the Superbowl XVI MVP and the space shuttle Columbia made its first mission.

In movies, E.T., Tootsie and Gandhi ruled the box office while Chariots of Fire took best picture at the Academy Awards that year. Also taking home Oscar gold for best actor and actress in 1982 respectively were Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda for On Golden Pond. In music Michael Jackson released Thriller which sold more than 25 million copies, becoming the biggest selling album in history.


'American Idol' Recap: Paul McDonald Goes Home On An Entertaining Results Show

April 15th, 2011 8:11am EDT
American Idol
After a year of curses, one of my favorites finally goes home.

I’ve had terrible trouble with my favorite American Idol contestants this year. First, there was my favorite contestant of all time (Molly Dewolf Swenson) being cruelly cast away before I even got a chance to see her sing again. Then there was my hastily thrown together favoritism of Tim Halperin (really, just a rebound favorite) that sent him packing the next week. With all this, I decided to keep my two favorites in the top 13 a secret, lest I doom them again. But now it doesn’t matter for one of them, as Paul is gone.

I rea...

Watch Classic Scenes & See the Full List of Every Best Picture Oscar Winner Ever

February 27th, 2011 8:50pm EST
The Artist
2011 (84th) The Artist (Watch scenes)
2010 (83rd) The King's Speech (Watch scenes from this film!)
2009 (82nd) The Hurt Locker (Watch scenes from The Hurt Locker)
2008 (81st) Slumdog Millionaire
2007 (80th) No Country for Old Men (Watch classic scenes from No Country for Old Men)
2006 (79th) The Departed (Watch classic scenes from The Departed)
2005 (78th) Crash

2004 (77th) Million Dollar Baby (Watch classic scenes from this film!)

2003 (76th) The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King (Watch more scenes from it!)

2002 (75th) Chicago
2001 (74th) A Beau...

The Best Inspirational Sports Films

November 19th, 2009 8:54pm EST
Blind Side
Sports movies generally come in one of two flavors: comedic efforts featuring a ragtag group of players coming together to achieve success or dramatic situations revolving around a semi-tragic or extremely difficult obstacle that stands in the way of achieving success.

"The Blind Side," which opens Friday, definitely falls into the latter category.

Based on Michael Lewis' novel, the movie adaptation focuses in on one particular story in the book - the rise of Michael Oher, an offensive lineman who went from living on the streets to becoming a first-round draft pick in this year's NFL...

'Chariots Of Fire' Named Top Olympics Movie

August 18th, 2008 8:55am EDT
Chariots Of Fire
Chariots Of Fire has topped an apt new list of Olympics-related films. The celebrated 1981 Hugh Hudson movie, starring Nigel Havers and Ben Cross, beat ice hockey sports film Miracle and Cool Runnings to top the new "Access Hollywood" movie poll.

The top 10 are:

1. Chariots of Fire

2. Miracle

3. Cool Runnings

4. The Cutting Edge

5. Munich

6. Prefontaine

7. Olympia

8. One Day in September

9. American Anthem

10. Blades of Glory

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

The Five Most Underrated & Overrated Sports Movies

April 25th, 2008 8:36am EDT
Rocky III
Sports movies are often beloved but rarely good. It's hard to say why it is so difficult to make a great sports movie. It could be that there is far more drama in actually following sports than there is in watching a dramatized version on film. It could also be that it is so hard to make a sports movie that doesn't seem entirely unrealistic yet is filled with the appropriate amount of drama. Whatever the case, it's about as hard to make a great sports movie as it is to hit a Jake Peavy fastball.

Despite this, it seems more and more sports films are made each year, and even as the qu...

'Rocky' Crowned Best Sports Film

April 14th, 2008 11:05am EDT
Sylvestor Stallone's Rocky movie has been crowned the best ever sports film in a poll by cinema fans. The 1976 boxing classic, which stars Stallone as an underdog battling to become the world champion heavyweight, won 20 per cent of the vote in a survey by

In second place, Cool Runnings, the comedy tale about the first Jamaican bobsled team, with Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby taking third place. The fourth position was tied between Tom Cruise's troubled sport agent turn in Jerry Maguire and Martin Scorsese's acclaimed boxing classic Raging Bull.


'Chariots of Fire' Sequel Being Written

August 28th, 2007 10:13am EDT
Chariots of Fire
A British screenwriter is creating a long-awaited sequel to 1981 classic movie Chariots of Fire. Writer Rich Swingle is penning a script about the life of religious Scots runner Eric Liddell, who refused to practice on Sundays, and Harold Abrahams, who battled anti-Semitism following his Olympic gold win in 1924.

Swingle enthuses, "We are hoping trailers will be ready in time for the Beijing Olympics in 2008. I've unearthed some interesting new facts, for example, how Winston Churchill acted on behalf of Liddell when he was interred as a Japanese prisoner of war.

"We do need help,...

Movie Fans Vote 'Rocky II' Scene Best Film Sporting Moment Of All Time

April 10th, 2007 11:19am EDT
Rocky II
A scene from the 1979 hit Rocky II where Sylvester Stallone's character knocks out Apollo Creed has been voted the best film sporting moment of all time. Second place in the poll by movie advertising giants Pearl & Dean went to Daniel Larusso's 'crane' kick in The Karate Kid. In third place was Adam Sandler's winning golf shot in Happy Gilmore.

More than 3,000 cinema fans voted in the poll.

Pearl & Dean spokeswoman Kathryn Jacob says, "Rocky is the ultimate sports film series so it's no surprise that it has been a knock-out in this poll.

"We reckon 60-year-old Sylvester Stall...

AFI Counts Down 100 Most Inspirational Movies

June 14th, 2006 8:00am EDT
The Karate Kid
"AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies," a new entertainment special saluting the most inspiring films, will be broadcast Wednesday, June 14, (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. During the broadcast, the confidential list of 100 inspiring films will be revealed by some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

The jury will be asked to choose 100 inspiring movies from a comprehensive list that includes Apollo 13, Breaking Away, Chariots Of Fire, The Color Purple, Dead Man Walking, Dead Poet's Society, 8 Mile, Erin Brockovich, Field Of Dreams, Gandhi, Good Will Hunting, Goodbye...

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