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Eight World War II Movies To Watch Before 'Inglourious Basterds'

August 18th, 2009 10:40am EDT
The Thin Red Line
With the release of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds Friday, we're excited about what this often-perverse, slightly deranged and mostly genius mind will do with a movie about World War 2's Nazi-occupied France.

Looking back at the movies that Hollywood tackled on the same subject, most have been re-creations of bloody battles or stories of specific personalities involved, but very few ever added the comic punch that Tarantino's flick will surely carry out.

In anticipation of the film, here is a list of World War II films to watch before the release of "Inglorious Basterds" o...

Steve McQueen Biopic Planned

January 15th, 2009 12:29pm EST
Steve McQueen
Plans are underway for a new Hollywood movie about the life of late screen legend Steve McQueen.

Producers Michael Cerenzie and Christine Peters have purchased the rights to 2008 biography Steve McQueen: Portrait Of An American Rebel by Marshall Terrill and plan to transform the book into a major motion picture, according to The film will focus on McQueen's glittering movie career, beginning with his un-credited role in 1956's Somebody Up There Likes Me.

McQueen went on to become the highest paid movie star in the world with films including The Magnificent Seven in ...

Angelina Jolie Tops Motorcycle Movie Poll

May 23rd, 2008 9:10am EDT
Biker Chick
Angelina Jolie's action-packed motorcycle chase in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider has been named the best two-wheeled movie moment of all time, in a poll by biker fans.

The actress' bike chase in the 2001 hit computer game adaptation topped of a poll issued by U.K. bike insurers Bennetts - beating legendary actor Steve McQueen's iconic on-bike flight in The Great Escape.

Tom Cruise's high-fueled motorbike adventures in Top Gun was voted in third place, with special effect blockbusters The Matrix Reloaded and Terminator 2 taking the fourth and fifth places respectively.

Jack Nicho...

In Honor Of Memorial Day Weekend: Our Favorite War Movies

May 23rd, 2008 8:30am EDT
Saving Private Ryan
Memorial Day commemorates members of the armed forces who died in war or any military action. Americans often celebrate Memorial Day by watching the Indy 500, going shopping, or having family picnics. Why not spend this Memorial Day thinking about the soldiers who gave their lives to the United States by watching a war film?

The staff here at got together and came up with a list of some of our favorite war movies. Here they are in no particular order:

Band of Brothers (2001) - Yes, we know it's technically a mini-series, but it's so good we had to include it. The ...

'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.': The Complete Series Comes To DVD November 27

October 14th, 2007 9:00am EDT
The Man From U.N.C.L.E
Open Channel D…. one of the greatest television shows of all time, and the first successful spy show on American television, will finally arrive on DVD, as Time Life and Warner Home Video debut The Man From U.N.C.L.E: The Complete Series this fall. The Golden Globe® award-winning series, starring Robert Vaughn (HU$TLE, Superman III) as Napoleon Solo and David McCallum (NCIS, The Great Escape) as Illya Kuryakin, originally aired on NBC from 1964 to 1968 and earned an astounding 16 Emmy award nominations during its run. The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Series includes all four seasons o...

'Great Escape' Stuntman Dead At 77

October 11th, 2007 8:17am EDT
Bud Ekins, the man behind the most famous motorcycle stunt in movie history, has died aged 77. Ekins was in the saddle for the iconic scene in The Great Escape, when Steve McQueen's character jumps a barbed wire fence on a bike to avoid capture as he escapes a German prisoner-of-war camp.

A longtime friend of movie star McQueen's, Ekins also doubled for the actor in 1968 crime drama Bullitt, and taught the film star everything he knew about off-road biking.

Born in Hollywood in 1930, Ekins was a life-long motorbike enthusiast and aficionado and is credited as being one of Americ...

Steve McQueen's Widow Hopes For Daniel Craig To Play The Late Legend

June 21st, 2007 11:46am EDT
Daniel Craig
Steve McQueen's widow Barbara wants James Bond star Daniel Craig to play her late husband in a biopic of the King of Cool. A film tribute to The Great Escape star has often been mooted, and only recently Daniel Craig and Eva Longoria were tipped to feature in the movie, with Longoria playing his first wife Neile Adams.

Barbara, who became Steve's third wife in 1980, less than a year before his death from a lung disease, believes the British actor is the only one to play her dead husband.

Speaking at her Steve McQueen - Photographs From The Last Mile exhibition in London, she appro...

'Prison Break' Star Pays Homage To Steve McQueen

August 10th, 2006 8:57am EDT
Wentworth Miller in Prison Break
Prison Break hunk Wentworth Miller will be paying tribute to his acting hero Steve McQueen in the new season of the hit TV drama by copying the acting legend's distinctive wardrobe. The actor's character Michael Scofield is now on the run from officials after breaking out of the prison he helped design - and he has been given the OK to pick out his fugitive wardrobe.

Miller, 34, says, "We came up with a khaki traveling suit... It's an homage to Steve McQueen because we owe a great deal to movies like The Great Escape."

But though he's ditching his prison clothes for the second s...

Steve McQueen Memorabilia To Be Auctioned This Fall

May 9th, 2006 9:43am EDT
Steve McQueen
Hundreds of personal possessions belonging to the late actor Steve McQueen will be auctioned off this November, 25 years after his death. The legendary star of classics such as The Great Escape, Bullitt and The Getaway died of lung disease in 1980, aged 50.

The items being sold include three of his motorcycles, a Wurlitzer jukebox, a pair of leather chaps and 14 guns including a Winchester rifle used in his penultimate film Tom Horn. Also up for auction at Bonhams & Butterfields in Los Angeles on November 11 is a truck with the license plate MCQ3188 - McQueen's number during the time ...

Hometown Honors James Garner With Bronze Statue

April 24th, 2006 10:38am EDT
James Garner
A bronze statue of veteran actor James Garner was unveiled in his hometown of Norman, Oklahoma, on Friday. The 77-year-old Rockford Files star, who attended the unveiling ceremony with his wife Lois and their two daughters, already has a street and a corner of the Main Street named after him.

He told local citizens in the town of Norman how he used to watch films at the Sooner Theater but never imagined he would one day appear there himself. He said, "That was the silver screen. I thought it was far beyond my reach."

Garner began acting in the 1950s and has appeared in over 100 ...

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