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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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6 Of The Best Car Chase Films Of All Time

June 29th, 2013 1:00pm EDT
Bad Boys II
Car enthusiasts everywhere go crazy for explosive, heart-pounding car chases, especially on the big screen. From the classics of past years to more recent movies, car chase scenes have entertained moviegoers for decades. Here are six of the best car chase movies to ever hit the big screen. 

Bad Boys II (2003)

Bad Boys II, the sequel to the 1995 film, boasts a car chase that doesn't disappoint. Directed by Michael Bay and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the level of explosions in this scene is off of the scale. Will Smith stars as Mike Lowry, a Miami Narcotics Division Detective, and Mart...
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Top Ten Coolest Movie 'Car Chases'

April 28th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Fast Five photo
What really makes a memorable movie car chase? Could it be speed, style, sass – or maybe all of the above? The arrival of "Fast Five" (hitting theaters on April 29), which combines all the original Fast and Furious gang with some highly decked out new roadsters, has us at Starpulse revving our engines with nostalgia. With so many seriously significant car sequences in cinema history, how do you choose what’s really the best? Well, the brain has been wracked and the result is a list (complete with visual aids!) of some of the most speedometer pushing, gas peddle slamming, tongue-in-cheek...
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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...
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Overrated & Underrated Oscar Winners For Best Picture

February 16th, 2009 9:00am EST
Gladiator
Saying a Best Picture winner is overrated is quite simple. If you think a movie is terrible and it won Best Picture ipso facto it is overrated. But what about an underrated Best Picture winner?

By definition, it should be impossible for a Best Picture winner to be underrated. Why? Because they already won - so their greatness is recognized. It's like having an underrated Hall-of-Famer or underrated Adult Film Award Winner, it should be impossible.

That simply isn't true, however. There are several Best Picture winners that have been completely forgotten over the years, many...
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The Most Underrated & Overrated Influential TV Shows

August 22nd, 2008 9:28am EDT
Miami Vice
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and on television it often appears to be the only form of creativity. Yes, ever since Milton Berle first stole a joke for "Texaco Star Theatre", TV has been a wild west of borrowing material and copying good ideas until they've become completely stale. Many of these ideas were so good, in fact, that their resonance is still felt today, and that's when a show crosses over from being copied to being influential.

Over the years, many shows have been considered influential. From "The Dick Van Dyke Show" first showing both the home and office l...
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Top Movie Cops List

June 19th, 2008 10:49am EDT
Dirty_Harry
I know what your thinking. When ranking the top movie cops of all time did we rank six cops or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is Starpulse, the most powerful website in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

5. Alex Murphy in "RoboCop" - 1987

Director Paul Verhoeven has quite a talent for taking material, which in anyone else's hands would be campy schtick, and creating a statement on the current state of media...
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Robin Moore, Author Of 'Green Berets,' 'The French Connection,' Dies In Kentucky At 82

February 24th, 2008 11:30am EST
The French Connection
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Robin Moore, a nonfiction author best known for writing The French Connection and The Green Berets, has died after a long illness. He was 82.

Moore died Thursday night at a hospital in southwestern Kentucky, said Dennis Monroe with Lamb Funeral Home.

Born Robert L. Moore Jr. on Oct. 31, 1925, in Massachusetts, he wrote several books under the name Robin Moore.

''The French Connection,'' published in 1969, was about a New York drug bust. It inspired a movie that won five Academy Awards in 1971, including best picture.

''The Green Berets,'' publish...
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Roy Scheider, Best Known For Role In Blockbuster Movie 'Jaws,' Dies At 75

February 10th, 2008 10:58pm EST
Roy Scheider
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Roy Scheider, the actor best known for his role as a police chief in the blockbuster movie Jaws, has died. He was 75.

Scheider died Sunday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Little Rock, hospital spokesman David Robinson said. The hospital did not release a cause of death.

However, hospital spokeswoman Leslie Taylor said Scheider had been treated for multiple myeloma at the hospital's Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy for the past two years.

Scheider received two Oscar nominations, for best-supporting actor in 1971...
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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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