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The Greatest Movies From The 70s

April 1st, 2014 8:00am EDT
The Greatest Movies From The 70s
The 1970s. The era of disco, bell bottom jeans, and phenomenal moviemaking. Hollywood’s golden age surged in the seventies, a time where gifted filmmakers carved their niche in the studio system and created films unlike anything seen before. From maverick moviemakers who created their penultimate masterpieces to the birth of the modern Hollywood blockbuster amongst a sea of commercial duds, the seventies were one of the hottest times in filmmaking even in the wake of the Cold War. Without further ado, here are the best movies of the 1970’s.

"The Godfather: Parts I and II" (1972 and 1974)
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'Chinatown' Debuts On Blu-ray April 3rd

January 14th, 2012 8:00am EST
Chinatown
Teeming with murder, corruption, greed and sex, director Roman Polanski’s unforgettable classic CHINATOWN arrives for the first time ever on Blu-ray April 3, 2012 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston, the film follows an intricate web of deception as private investigator Jake Gittes (Nicholson) unravels a mystery involving water rights that are critical to the development of Los Angeles, as well as unspeakable family secrets. Written by Academy Award® winner Robert Towne, CHINATOWN was nominated for 11 Oscars® and was named by the A...
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Q&A: Brett Ratner On 'Beverly Hills Cop IV,' 'The Shooter Series,' And What He Thinks Of Comic Book Fans

September 9th, 2009 12:01pm EDT
Brett Ratner
Is Brett Ratner misunderstood? The "Rush Hour" and "X-Men: The Last Stand" director thinks that's quite possible.

His new retrospective DVD series, "The Shooter Series," (to be released September 15) paints the some may call party-boy director in a different light. Contemporaries such as Quentin Tarantino share their experiences about working with Ratner; and the director's early student films, commercials, and music videos are also chronicled.

Ratner also doesn't parse words about his feelings toward the vocal online community who criticized his work on "X-Men: The Last Stand," and h...
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Fifteen Flicks to Avoid on Family Movie Night

May 21st, 2008 3:01pm EDT
Jackass
Picture this: There's nothing on network so Mom or Pop finds a movie on a premium channel or slides in a DVD from the local video store. Everything's fine until two actors start a simulated bump-n-grind in 53 unavoidable inches of high def skin on parade.

The room gets quiet. Your face gets hot. You do your best not to look at anyone else while your insides curdle and you long to be anywhere but in that room. Sound familiar? Whether your 15 or 50, watching certain subject matter with your elders can equal sheer mortification; with that in mind, we've compiled a list of twenty films too a...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 14

January 14th, 2007 3:00am EST
Jason Bateman
Happy Birthday to Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl (1969), "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman (1969), rapper LL Cool J. (1968), Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist Zakk Wylde (1967), English actress Emily Watson (1967), film director Steven Soderbergh (1963), Queensryche singer Geoff Tate (1959), director Lawrence Kasdan (1949), actor Carl Weathers (1948), musician T-Bone Burnett (1948), and "Chinatown" actress Faye Dunaway (1941).
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Here's Looking At You, Kid: 'Casablanca' Named Greatest Screenplay of All Time

April 7th, 2006 1:14pm EDT
Casablanca
For the first time ever, the Writers Guild of America, East and the Writers Guild of America, West are celebrating the best screenwriters and their timeless works with the release of the 101 Greatest Screenplays list. The finest achievement in film writing? The classic 1942 love story Casablanca. Rounding out the top three are The Godfather and Chinatown.

Any film, past or present, English-language or otherwise, was eligible. The resulting list is like a travelogue of the greatest films of the century, with all decades from the 1930s on represented among the rankings.

"101 Greates...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 14

January 14th, 2006 3:00am EST
Dave Grohl
Happy Birthday to Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl (1969), "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman (1969), rapper LL Cool J. (1968), Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist Zakk Wylde (1967), English actress Emily Watson (1967), film director Steven Soderbergh (1963), Queensryche singer Geoff Tate (1959), director Lawrence Kasdan (1949), actor Carl Weathers (1948), musician T-Bone Burnett (1948), and "Chinatown" actress Faye Dunaway (1941).
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