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Most Beloved Stoner Characters Of All Time

July 12th, 2014 4:20pm EDT
Most Beloved Stoner Characters Of All Time
Since escapism is the real reason why people go and see films in the first place, why not delve into the world of true escapism through the cloudy eyes of film's greatest stoners? In the middle of a heavily character-driven movie, the stoner provides comic relief. Unless of course he is the lead character, whereas you just might fall down laughing from their poor choices and continual misdeeds. Some of these films are based around the character's love of their drug of choice; others are driven by an accidental meet up with the wrong person. Nonetheless, stoner comedies are always good for ...
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Bring On The Angst And Neon, It's The 13 Best 80's Teen Movies Ever!

June 28th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
Bring On The Angst And Neon, It's The 13 Best 80's Teen Movies E
The 80's have become so trendy as a decade, its hard to believe just a few short years ago everyone was embarrassed to having survived it! From leg warmers to Ray Bans, the fashion of the decade left something to be desired, but it wasn't the fashion that made the decade so richly rewarding, it was the movies. From the bad ("The Last American Virgin") to the greatest (John Hughes anyone?), the movies of the 1980's left a mark on American cinema unlike any other, and launched a bounty of film who are considered credible actors today. From the bottom of the list to the top, put on your favor...
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What Are The Top 14 Most Memorable Topless Scenes On Film?

October 10th, 2012 9:06pm EDT
Phoebe Catest Fast Times at Ridgemont High
There are dozens of actresses who have no problem taking off their tops for the sake of a movie role, and their choices can end up either hurting or helping their careers.

Some stars say they'd do it only if the "right role" came along; and others simply refuse to go topless for any reason. And sometimes an actress's decision to go topless for a role can overshadow the movie itself -- which can be good (Demi Moore in Striptease) or bad (Jessica Biel in Powder Blue).

With the advent of the internet, many of these scenes now live on forever, but with topless and nude scenes a-dime-a-dozen, ...
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5 Best And 5 Worst Movie-To-TV Adaptations

September 4th, 2012 2:07pm EDT
Friday Night Lights
A Beverly Hills Cop TV show seems like a sure-fire hit, especially with Eddie Murphy involved. However, it's not as easy as it seems to make a great film into a recurring TV series. Here are the 5 Best and 5 Worst Movie-To-TV Adaptations:

Best

The Odd Couple: Originally based on a play, the film (starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau) would be the fourth highest-grossing movie of 1968. The show would find similar success; the episode "Password" is ranked #5 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. Jack Klugman and Tony Randall would share three Emmys between them for their work....
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Sean Penn To Reunite With 'Fast Times At Ridgemont High' Co-Stars

June 4th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Sean Penn
Sean Penn will reunite with his Fast Times At Ridgemont High castmates and director on Saturday when the high school comedy is inducted into the Guy Movie Hall of Fame at Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards.

Penn, who played stoner icon Jeff Spicoli in the 1982 film, will reportedly join co-stars Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus, Brian Backer and Forest Whitaker, and director Amy Heckerling at the event in Los Angeles, according to EW.com.

Robert De Niro will present the cast with trophies.
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Spotlight: The Best Teen Comedies

September 16th, 2010 10:00am EDT
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High School can be the best time of your life or the worst horror you've ever experienced, according to Hollywood. Over the years movie after movie celebrates or criticizes (or both!) this transitional period for teenagers. Since the genre has really been done to death by now, it's rare that a film comes along that manages to do teen comedy well enough to stand out. With Easy A coming out on September 17th, there's some buzz going around it might be one of those films, but the jury is still out. For now let's look at some of the best teen comedy flicks over the years; the ones who started t...
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Top 5 Coolest School Kids In TV & Film History

November 11th, 2009 12:00pm EST
Ferris Bueller
These are the big men on campus, guys you would like to hang out with, not just because they're cool guys, but because they have power; these kids get all the girls, they got their school principals by the balls, and most importantly, they have some serious clout.

5. Danny Zuco of the film Grease

Danny had a summer fling with a girl who looked like a heyday Olivia Newton John, she ended up going to his school the following school year, and he acted like he didn't know her, suggesting that she try the Yellow Pages to find who she was looking for. Cold blooded!

With the help of his ...
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Rockin' and Reelin': Seven Spectacular Movie Concerts

July 7th, 2009 10:00am EDT
School of Rock
Pull out your lighter, turn up the volume, and get ready to throw up the horns. This jammin' compilation is my top seven compilation of climactic movie concerts. Why seven? Seven is a nice odd number.

When I first decided to form a list of top movie concerts, I thought having a wealth of film knowledge would help me out. Sitting down to draft the list however, I found myself at a loss for ideas. I couldn't see the forest for the trees, and plots sat jumbled together in my head.

After thinking for a few days and taking a stroll through my neighborhood Blockbuster's going out of bu...
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Going Green: The Marijuana Mainstream

June 12th, 2009 10:57am EDT
The Pineapple Express
With the enormous popularity in recent years of Judd Apatow movies, the image of the stoner in our cultural consciousness is a far cry from the wild, crazed, and fending addict as presented in the movie Reefer Madness. Reefer Madness, first released in 1936 [via imdb], created a caricature of pot smokers in order to deter people from using marijuana, as well as to deter American youth from embracing the "evil" jazz scene dominated by African-Americans.

The movie constructed an image of pot smokers as similar to that of cocaine addicts or heroin junkies. The drug made you go into a mania...
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The Best and Worst of Sean Penn

November 28th, 2008 10:00am EST
Sean Penn
Since his first film appearance, Sean Penn has changed Hollywood with the diversity of his characters. From a Death Row inmate to a jazz musician to a mentally disabled father, Penn has truly earned respect and admiration from fans and fellow actors. In no particular order, here are his best and worst films. Note: The worst films are not necessarily on the list because of the acting.

Best

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

A classic '80s film, Fast Times at Ridgemont High chronicles the drama of several California teenagers. The film has since become an icon for the decade wher...
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Our Favorite High School Movies

September 18th, 2008 10:00am EDT
The Breakfast Club
Perhaps you've heard about "Assassination of a High School President," the Bruce Willis/Mischa Barton movie that darkly satirizes high school politics. While much of the high school set is eagerly anticipating the film's theatrical release in early 2009, early reviews from its January screening at Sundance have been mixed. MTV has praised it as a cross between "Rushmore" and "The Usual Suspects," while Variety labeled it an "uninventive," "muddled parody." Only time will tell if the movie becomes an instant classic or ends up in the bargain DVD bin next to "Encino Man."

There has been...
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10 Movie Schools You Wish You Could Attend

September 9th, 2008 10:00am EDT
Revenge of the Nerds
Everyone hates going back to school, but these 10 celluloid schools would make any student jump out of bed and get there early. Whether it’s a high school full of fast cars and faster women or an academy for students with “special” talents, this list will get you wishing you were enrolled in one of these fun and fabulous movie schools.

10 - Harrison University - "Old School"

Pros: You get to hang out with your best buds. Age, marriage, kids or reality need not stop you from attending. You never have to actually go to classes or graduate in order to feel like a part of the col...
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Most Underrated & Overrated Celebrity Couples

June 13th, 2008 9:54am EDT
Danny DeVito & Rhea Perlman
These days it seems celebrity couples are the most fascinating things on Earth. Real news like wars, famine, genocide, elections, etc. all take a back seat to the coupling habits of the rich and famous. It could be a desire for peons to feel they are part of the scene, or maybe just a general nosiness of the American public. Whatever the case, the flashbulbs are constantly blinding these famous pairs.

It seems whenever anybody with some level of fame decides to become romantically involved with another semi-star it's front page news. When two megawatt stars collide, then the result i...
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The Best Four Years Of Your Life: Top 10 High School Movies

April 2nd, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Sixteen Candles
Before Lindsay Lohan became a Mean Girl and Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron became High School Musical sweethearts, Winona Ryder was a Heather and Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy were our favorite couple from two different worlds.

Today's popular teen flicks would have never existed without the high school classics that made and shaped the genre. What makes a great high school movie is the legacy they've made on generations of teenagers, despite the decade they grew up in. These are the movies with the unforgettable characters, witty lines, and the feeling of being forever young. The...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 16

July 16th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Will Ferrell
Happy Birthday to 80s teen star Corey Feldman (1971), funny guy Will Ferrell (1967), English musician Fatboy Slim (1963), "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" actress Phoebe Cates (1963), Police drummer Stewart Copeland (1952), actor Ruben Blades (1948), reggae singer Desmond Dekker (1941), actress/dancer Ginger Rogers (1911; d. 1995), silver screen legend Barbara Stanwyck (1907; d. 1990), and notorious baseball legend "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (1889; d. 1951).
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 21

May 21st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Lisa Edelstein
Happy Birthday to rapper Notorious B.I.G. (1972; d. 1997), "House" star Lisa Edelstein (1967), WWE star Chris Benoit (1967), actor/director Nick Cassavetes (1959), "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" actor Judge Reinhold (1957), "Rocky III" and "The A-Team" star Mr. T (born Laurence Tureaud in 1952), comedian turned political pundit Al Franken (1951), British pop singer Leo Sayer (1948), soul singer Ronald Isley (1941), French trumpeter Maurice Andre (1933), "Perry Mason" actor Raymond Burr (1917; d. 1993), 'deadball era' baseball player Earl Averill (1902; d. 1983), legendary film producer Sam ...
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Show Your Best Kiss And Win An iTunes Gift Card

February 11th, 2007 8:00pm EST
Heather Graham
Valentine's Day is approaching and it's time to pucker up [for the camera]! The buzz is Gray Matters has the sexiest, steamiest screen kiss we've seen in years. Think you can beat it?

If you think you have the best kiss – better than the one between Gray (Heather Graham) and Charlie (Bridget Moynahan) in Gray Matters – then prove it and enter the Show Us Your Best Kiss contest for your chance to win a $100 gift card to I-Tunes or Sephora.

The Show Us Your Best Kiss contest is featured on the Gray Matters official site and YouTube.

A sophisticated comedy about love, life and b...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 16

July 16th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Will Ferrell
Happy Birthday to 80s teen star Corey Feldman (1971), funny guy Will Ferrell (1967), English musician Fatboy Slim (1963), "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" actress Phoebe Cates (1963), Police drummer Stewart Copeland (1952), actor Ruben Blades (1948), reggae singer Desmond Dekker (1941), actress/dancer Ginger Rogers (1911; d. 1995), silver screen legend Barbara Stanwyck (1907; d. 1990), and notorious baseball legend "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (1889; d. 1951).
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 21

May 21st, 2006 3:00am EDT
Lisa Edelstein
Happy Birthday to rapper Notorious B.I.G. (1972; d. 1997), "House" star Lisa Edelstein (1967), WWE star Chris Benoit (1967), actor/director Nick Cassavetes (1959), "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" actor Judge Reinhold (1957), "Rocky III" and "The A-Team" star Mr. T (born Laurence Tureaud in 1952), comedian turned political pundit Al Franken (1951), British pop singer Leo Sayer (1948), soul singer Ronald Isley (1941), French trumpeter Maurice Andre (1933), "Perry Mason" actor Raymond Burr (1917; d. 1993), 'deadball era' baseball player Earl Averill (1902; d. 1983), legendary film producer Sam ...
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New Movies Added to the National Film Registry

December 27th, 2005 12:30pm EST
The National Film Preservation Board just announced the 25 films selected this year for the National Film Registry. The list includes Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Hoop Dreams, Miracle on 34th Street, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Toy Story. The list of all 25 films are:

1) Baby Face (1933)

2) The Buffalo Creek Flood: An Act of Man (1975)

3) The Cameraman (1928)

4) Commandment Keeper Church, Beaufort South Carolina, May 1940 (1940)

5) Cool Hand Luke (1967)

6) Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

7) The French Connection (1971)

8) Giant (1956)

9) H2O (1929...
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