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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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Check Out 'The Exorcist' 40th Anniversary Edition On Blu-ray Oct. 8

October 6th, 2013 6:45am EDT
The Exorcist
At first, young Regan just seems ill. But when she begins to levitate and speak in dead tongues, her parents are forced to call in a team of priests to do battle with an evil force straight from the pits of Hell.

It's enough to give you chills - or make you scream in terror.

Warner Bros. is releasing a special 40th anniversary Blu-ray of "The Exorcist." Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair and Lee J. Cobb star.

"The Exorcist" 40th Anniversary Edition includes two new featurettes: "Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist" and "Talk of the Devil," as well as an exc...
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George Clooney Names 'Deliverance,' 'The Exorcist' & 'Jaws' Among His Favorite 100 Films

September 24th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
George Clooney
In an exclusive interview with PARADE, out this Sunday, George Clooney declared 1964 to 1976 "the greatest time in filmmaking by far."

The actor says, "I'm a product of the '70s filmmakers. I grew up with that. ... That was the era that I was watching movies the most. I gave all my friends for Christmas 100 films between 1964 and '76 — movies that were really changing the face of filmmaking."

In a Parade.com exclusive, Clooney revealed his list of 100 favorite films. His top five are:

Network
All the President's Men
Dr. Strangelove
Carnal Knowledge
Harold and Maude

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'Twilight,' 'Psycho,' 'Inception' & More: 17 Classic Film Scenes Recreated With LEGOs

January 10th, 2011 9:05pm EST
LEGO Scenes
"I'm an enormous film fan and when I was growing up everybody had a big bucket of Lego or knew somebody who did," says film student Alex Eylar, 22, of Oakland, Calif.

The aspiring screenwriter began collecting LEGOs when he was five years old and now he boasts somewhere in the neighborhood of 30,000 pieces in his collection, which he now uses to recreate classic movie scenes.

"I make all my Lego projects at a table in the corner of [my] living room. I've got five of those big plastic drawer bureaus, filled with pieces divided by color, style, function. For smaller projects, the build can ...
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'The Exorcist' To Join The Library Of Congress

December 28th, 2010 2:13pm EST
The Exorcist
Iconic films including The Empire Strikes Back, The Exorcist and Saturday Night Fever are to be preserved as American national treasures with an induction into the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.

Twenty five films have been selected to be stored in the national archives as part of an annual drive to preserve movies with artistic, cultural or historical significance.

George Lucas' 1980 sci-fi sequel is among the 2010 inductees and will join the Star Wars film in the archive, while Saturday Night Fever, starring a disco-dancing John Travolta, horror classic The Exorcist, and ...
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Best And Worst Movies About The Occult

November 18th, 2010 5:53pm EST
The_Omen-V36206
Care for some voodoo or good old exorcism? I've got the list of the best and worst flicks for a good scary night in.

THE BEST

THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW (1988) WES CRAVEN

“Don't bury me, I am not dead!”

Imagine this... you're paralyzed but conscious, however unable to move or in any other way able to communicate with others. You can't even signal that you are alive. Those around you pronounce you dead. Doesn't sound like a happy ending, now does it?

Bill Pullmann plays an anthropologist who travels to Haiti upon hearing rumors that a powerful drug is being used by voodoo practitioner...
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Kids Who Scare The Crap Out Of Us!

September 30th, 2010 9:00am EDT
Let Me In
Horror movies are usually full of tall, lurking serial killers, big bad monsters or vengeful victims, but every so often there’s a film that transforms what seems to be an innocent child into a frightening nightmare. In celebration of this weeks release ‘Let Me In’ let’s take a look back at some other kids that scare the crap out of us.

‘Orphan’

Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman)

An adopted child wreaks havoc on her new family and while the mother quickly becomes aware of Esther’s wicked ways, she has a hell of a time finding anyone to believe her. The way Esther manipulates her new parent’s...
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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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Do The 'Monster Mash' In... Today's Links

October 31st, 2008 9:23pm EDT
Halloween
Check out some of the best links we found around the web today. And be sure to visit our Daily Links section where we're constantly pouring in the best stuff from around the web.

Katie Holmes is frightening - IDLYITW

Jenna Elfman compares scientology criticism to torture of Christians - Celebitchy

Mary Kate & Ashley battle over potential matching boob jobs - Star

Knucklehead Rays fan gets pwned:

The least scary supernatural TV shows of all time - Television Without Pity

10 Last-minute halloween costume ideas that are quick and easy; brought to you at the...
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Underrated & Overrated Horror Films

October 31st, 2008 12:25pm EDT
Saw
Today is Halloween. No introduction necessary. Check out our list of five of the most overrated and underrated horror movies of all time:

UNDERRATED

5. "Scream" (1996)

Ah, the classic case of so overrated it became underrated. Actually, it's more that this movie was so good and influential that its hallmarks have become so deeply ingrained in moviedom that we can't imagine a time that existed before it. It didn't invent the slasher genre, it just brought it to a new level, adding humor and bringing a spot of intelligence to its leads. It was also a perfect parody of ...
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Satan's Helpers: Powerhouse Actors Embody The Devil

October 30th, 2008 11:50am EDT
Legend
Another Halloween is upon us, and in addition to witches and goblins "All Hallows Eve" conjures up images of everyone's favorite bad guy, Satan. Here's a list of some of Hollywood's best actors and their interpretation of the world's "worst" guy.

Tim Curry in "Legend" as "Darkness"

Only in the darkness will Satan have power and only in a Ridley Scott film will Tim Curry be the ultimate Satan for all time as "Darkness" itself. Amazing costume and make-up design help to bring the most sexual and darkly beautiful embodiment of the Devil to film. Darkness is a lonely and sadly...
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A History Of Violence: Great Britain's Video Nasties

October 27th, 2008 9:43am EDT
The Evil Dead
In the mid-1980s while American mothers panicked over the influence rock music had on the nation's youth, the mothers of Great Britain panicked over an entirely different matter. Rather than setting their crosshairs on Quiet Riot or Prince, the British went after ultra-violent exploitation films. While in America, the music industry carried on mostly unharmed, the rabble of concerned parents in the UK influenced legislation which led to dozens of films being banned by the government. In 1984, the British government released a list of films they considered too vile for public consumption. Th...
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Underrated & Overrated Child Performances

October 10th, 2008 9:13am EDT
Little Miss Sunshine
Everybody loves a good child performance. This might start with parents parading their children out to sing songs at dinner parties or the endless school plays parents are forced to attend, but whatever it is, kid actors are ingrained in a positive way in the eyes of many filmgoers.

It seems that if a kid simply manages to speak in a way that can be understood the performance earns praise. It's been this way since the 1920s and has since grown to a degree that certain kiddie performers are more powerful than their veteran contemporaries.

But not all such performances are great, i...
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Torchwood Recap: Dead Man Walking

March 10th, 2008 12:23pm EDT
Torchwood
Where we left our heroes:

Owen had been shot and pronounced dead by guest Torchwood member Martha Jones. Everyone is sad and stuff, forgetting that they live in the land of sci-fi.

So what happens next?

Jack and this creepy little girl have a meeting, during which I realize I could write a book comparing Torchwood to Angel, then I conclude I don't have the time and keep watching. The creepy little girl with the Tarot fetish sends Jack to church, which houses what can only be described as a Weevil slumber party. It is here that Jack finds what he has been searching for, a second res...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 7

January 7th, 2008 3:00am EST
Nicolas Cage
Happy Birthday to "Saved By The Bell" actor Dustin Diamond (1977), baseball players Alfonso Soriano and Eric Gagne (1976), "National Treasure" actor Nicolas Cage (1964), Today Show host Katie Couric (1957), "CSI: Miami" star David Caruso (1956), "Buck Rogers" actress Erin Gray (1950), singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins (1948), "Exorcist" screenwriter William Peter Blatty (1928), "Little Shop of Horrors" actor Vincent Gardenia (1922; d. 1992), baseball hall-of-famer Johnny Mize (1913; d. 1993), "The Addams Family" creator/cartoonist Charles Addams (1912; d. 1988), and 13th President of the Unit...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 22

January 22nd, 2007 3:00am EST
Michael Hutchence
Happy Birthday to "7th Heaven" actress Beverley Mitchell (1981), American singer Willa Ford (1981), Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody (1980), "Malcolm in the Middle" actor Christopher Masterson (1980), character actor Balthazar Getty (1975), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" actress Olivia d'Abo (1967), "Unfaithful" star Diane Lane (1965), Will Smith partner DJ Jazzy Jeff (1965), late INXS singer Michael Hutchence (1960; d. 1997), "Exorcist" star Linda Blair (1959), "Dawson's Creek" actor John Wesley Shipp (1956), Journey singer Steve Perry (1949), British actor John Hurt (1940), "Incredible Hul...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 7

January 7th, 2007 3:00am EST
Katie Couric
Happy Birthday to "Saved By The Bell" actor Dustin Diamond (1977), baseball players Alfonso Soriano and Eric Gagne (1976), "National Treasure" actor Nicolas Cage (1964), Today Show host Katie Couric (1957), "CSI: Miami" star David Caruso (1956), "Buck Rogers" actress Erin Gray (1950), singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins (1948), "Exorcist" screenwriter William Peter Blatty (1928), "Little Shop of Horrors" actor Vincent Gardenia (1922; d. 1992), baseball hall-of-famer Johnny Mize (1913; d. 1993), "The Addams Family" creator/cartoonist Charles Addams (1912; d. 1988), and 13th President of the Unit...
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Halloween Horror Movie Guide

October 3rd, 2006 10:49am EDT
Texas Chainsaw Massacre The Beginning
It’s that time of year again … leaves start changing colors, homes fill with the scent of wood burning stoves, and movie buffs head to the theaters and video stores to watch gory, bloody and disgusting horror films. This October, scary movie fans can catch three spine-tingling classics-in-the-making: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, The Grudge 2 and Saw III. For a list of retro horror films and other scary movies, check out the "Starpulse Halloween Horror Movie Guide" ...

Classic Horror Flicks:

Halloween (1978)

The Shining (1980)

Psycho (1960)

Friday the 13th (1980...
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Survey Reveals Most Haunting Movie Moments

September 28th, 2006 10:51am EDT
The Ring
Participants in a Halloween survey by Blockbuster said that the scene in the film The Ring in which the dead Samara crawls out of the television haunts them more than any other, although scenes from Hannibal, The Exorcist and The Blair Witch Project come close behind.

Close to 60 percent of those surveyed reported being unable to get a scary image out of their mind after watching a horror film. It's easy to see why, with a feast of frightening films to see that include Hannibal Lecter dining on Ray Liotta's brains while he's still alive in Hannibal.

10 Most Haunting Movie Moments ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 22

January 22nd, 2006 3:00am EST
Steeeeeeve Perry
Happy Birthday to "7th Heaven" actress Beverley Mitchell (1981), American singer Willa Ford (1981), Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody (1980), "Malcolm in the Middle" actor Christopher Masterson (1980), character actor Balthazar Getty (1975), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" actress Olivia d'Abo (1967), "Unfaithful" star Diane Lane (1965), Will Smith partner DJ Jazzy Jeff (1965), late INXS singer Michael Hutchence (1960; d. 1997), "Exorcist" star Linda Blair (1959), "Dawson's Creek" actor John Wesley Shipp (1956), Journey singer Steve Perry (1949), British actor John Hurt (1940), "Incredible Hul...
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Today's Celebrity Birthdays, Jan. 7

January 7th, 2006 3:00am EST
Nicolas Cage
Happy Birthday to "Saved By The Bell" actor Dustin Diamond (1977), baseball players Alfonso Soriano and Eric Gagne (1976), "National Treasure" actor Nicolas Cage (1964), Today Show host Katie Couric (1957), "CSI: Miami" star David Caruso (1956), "Buck Rogers" actress Erin Gray (1950), singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins (1948), "Exorcist" screenwriter William Peter Blatty (1928), "Little Shop of Horrors" actor Vincent Gardenia (1922; d. 1992), baseball hall-of-famer Johnny Mize (1913; d. 1993), "The Addams Family" creator/cartoonist Charles Addams (1912; d. 1988), and 13th President of the Unit...
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