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Underrated & Overrated Movie Songs

11/7/2008 1:13pm EST
Neil Young
We all know the real reason we go to the movies. It isn't the thrills or the chills, the laughs or the gaffes, the drama or Lorenzo Lamas, no; we all hit the theater to hear the music. That is, we love to hear the one big song associated with any film.

The marriage of music and movies has long been exceptional. Whether it's "Theme From a Summer's Place" or "Blame Canada", nothing raises a film's enjoyment factor quite like a good tune.

Problem is, most songs simply aren't that good. A lot of these film tunes come from a great movie and are thusly mistaken as great music when i...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 14

10/14/2008 3:00am EDT
Usher
Happy Birthday to leggy blond beauty Stacy Keibler (1979), R&B singer Usher (1978), British musician Thomas Dolby (1958), actor/magician Harry Anderson (1948), Moody Blues singer Justin Hayward (1946), "British Elvis" Cliff Richard (1940), designer Ralph Lauren (1939), James Bond portrayer Roger Moore (1927), poet e.e. cummings (1894; d. 1962), "First Lady of the Silent Screen" Lillian Gish (1893; d. 1993), and 34th President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890; d. 1969).

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Celebrity Birthdays, October 6

10/6/2008 3:00am EDT
Matthew Sweet
Happy Birthday to Pink Power Ranger Amy Jo Johnson (1970), singer/songwriter Matthew Sweet (1964), actress Elisabeth Shue (1963), Swedish Bond girl Britt Ekland (1935), and actress Carole Lombard (1908).

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Celebrity Birthdays, September 12

9/12/2008 3:00am EDT
Neil Peart
Happy Birthday to "Phantom of the Opera" actress Emmy Rossum (1986), "The O.C." actor Benjamin McKenzie (1978), "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard (1978), "Into the Blue" actor Paul Walker (1973), Primus guitarist Larry LaLonde (1968), musician Ben Folds (1966), Fishbone bassist John Norwood Fisher (1965), actress Amy Yasbeck (1963), French singer Mylene Farmer (1961), British actress Rachel Ward (1957), XTC keyboardist Barry Andrews (1956), "Bosom Buddies" actor Peter Scolari (1954), America co-founder Gerry Beckley (1952), author and Rush drummer Neil Peart (1952), "The Matrix" actor J...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 25

8/25/2008 3:00am EDT
Gene Simmons
Happy Birthday to "The O.C." actress Rachel Bilson (1981), "Kenan & Kel" star Kel Mitchell (1978), German supermodel Claudia Schiffer (1970), "All My Children" actor Cameron Mathison (1969), Powerman 5000 singer Spider One (1968), Belle & Sebastian singer Stuart Murdoch (1968), Wilco singer Jeff Tweedy (1967), actor Blair Underwood (1964), country singer Billy Ray Cyrus (1961), "The Corpse Bride" director Tim Burton (1958), English musician Elvis Costello (1954), Asia keyboardist Geoff Downes (1952), Judas Priest singer Rob Halford (1951), Kiss bassist/singer Gene Simmons (1949), "Alien Loc...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 28

5/28/2008 3:00am EDT
Kylie Minogue
Happy Birthday to "Swimfan" star Jesse Bradford (1979), Australian singer Kylie Minogue (1968), country singer Phil Vassar (1964), "The Drew Carey Show" actress Christa Miller (1964), The Plasmatics singer Wendy O. Williams (1949; d. 1998), actress Sondra Locke (1947), Creedence Clearwater Revival singer John Fogerty (1945), singer Gladys Knight (1944), former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani (1944), American musician Papa John Creach (1917; d. 1994), singer T-Bone Walker (1910; d. 1975), and "James Bond" author Ian Fleming (1908; d. 1964).

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Celebrity Birthdays, April 5

4/5/2008 3:00am EDT
Pharrell
Happy Birthday to Neptune Pharrell Williams (1973), Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready (1965), fmr. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell (1937), British actor Nigel Hawthorne (1929; d. 2001), director/producer Roger Corman (1926), "Mr. Belvedere" star Christopher Hewett (1922; d. 2001), "To Kill A Mockingbird" star Gregory Peck (1916; d. 2003), "James Bond" producer Albert R. Broccoli (1909; d. 1996), and legendary thespians Bette Davis (1908; d. 1989) and Spencer Tracy (1900; d. 1967).

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New 'Star Trek' Film: Will it Suck or Satisfy?

3/7/2008 2:36pm EST
Star Trek
The newest entry in a popular film franchise invariably invokes feelings of anticipation and excitement from diehard fans. It also happens to raise expectations enormously for the finished product. Most of the time, when people actually get around to seeing the highly anticipated new release, their reactions are polarized. Some are enamored and fall in love with the offering, while others simply detest it. For the most part, eagerly awaited new installments in franchises like "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones," and "Star Trek" are met with one of those two reactions. Rarely are they thought ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 2

3/2/2008 3:00am EST
Bryce Dallas Howard
Happy Birthday to "A.J. Soprano" Robert Iler (1985), Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (1982), Lady in the Water star Bryce Dallas Howard (1981), actress Heather McComb (1977), Coldplay singer Chris Martin (1977), new James Bond actor Daniel Craig (1968), rocker Jon Bon Jovi (1962), SNL alum Laraine Newman (1952), singer Karen Carpenter (1950; d. 1983), Star Trek doctor Gates McFadden (1949), singer Eddie Money (1949), Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher (1948), Velvet Underground singer Lou Reed (1942), authors John Irving (1942) and Tom Wolfe (1931), former Soviet Union presid...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 12

2/12/2008 3:00am EST
Christina Ricci
Happy Birthday to actress Christina Ricci (1980), filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, Wilson Phillips singer Chynna Phillips (1968), "Into the Blue" actor Josh Brolin (1968), talk show host Arsenio Hall (1955), Canadian character actor Michael Ironside (1950), Bond girl Maud Adams (1945), Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek (1939), American film actor Joe Don Baker (1936), hoops legend Bill Russell (1934), "Bonanza" star Lorne Greene (1915; d. 1987), 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln (1809; d. 1865), and British naturalist Charles Darwin (1809; d. 1882).

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Movie Sequels: A List Of The Best & Worst

2/7/2008 9:40am EST
Spider-Man 2
It seems every year we are inundated with dozens of sequels to films we love and those we've already forgotten about. But what are the best? What are the worst? What shouldn't have been made and what beat the original? Answers to those questions are below, but before a list of the best and worst sequels is determined a few ground rules must be established.

1. The Sequel Cannot Be Planned. There are plenty of movies where the sequel is somewhat planned (I highly doubt anybody wasn't thinking sequel during Spider-Man) but some movies are part of a planned series from day one. The mo...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 8

1/8/2008 3:00am EST
Elvis Presley
Happy Birthday to Christian singer Rachel Lampa (1985), "Buffy" actress Amber Benson (1977), New York Yankee first baseman Jason Giambi (1971), R&B singer R. Kelly (1969), "Homicide: Life on the Street" star Michelle Forbes (1967), Mother Love Bone lead singer Andrew Wood (1966; d. 1990), Austrian chef/restaurateur Wolfgang Puck (1949), English singer/actor David Bowie (1947), Doors guitarist Robby Krieger (1946), fantasy author Terry Brooks (1944), "A Brief History of Time" author Stephen Hawking (1942), game show host Bob Eubanks (1938), "James Bond" theme song singer Shirley Bassey (193...
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'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.': The Complete Series Comes To DVD November 27

10/14/2007 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...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 14

10/14/2007 3:00am EDT
Stacy Keibler
Happy Birthday to WWE Diva Stacy Keibler (1979), R&B singer Usher (1978), British musician Thomas Dolby (1958), actor/magician Harry Anderson (1948), Moody Blues singer Justin Hayward (1946), "British Elvis" Cliff Richard (1940), designer Ralph Lauren (1939), James Bond portrayer Roger Moore (1927), poet e.e. cummings (1894; d. 1962), "First Lady of the Silent Screen" Lillian Gish (1893; d. 1993), and 34th President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890; d. 1969).
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 6

10/6/2007 3:00am EDT
Elisabeth Shue
Happy Birthday to Pink Power Ranger Amy Jo Johnson (1970), singer/songwriter Matthew Sweet (1964), actress Elisabeth Shue (1963), Swedish Bond girl Britt Ekland (1935), and actress Carole Lombard (1908).
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Bitter:Sweet Releases Sophomore Disc, 'The Remix Game'

10/2/2007 5:21pm EDT
Bitter:Sweet
Since the release of The The Mating Game in 2006, it's hard to imagine a night on the town without the intoxicating electronica of Bitter:Sweet. Now, with The Remix Game, released August 7, a handful of today's best euphonious mixologists come together to offer their interpretations of the original album. Add to that an upcoming live show in a city near you, and you'll be drinking from Bitter:Sweet's mood enhancing cup well into 2008.

On this seductive trip-hop album, Bitter:Sweet's debut The Mating Game is revamped by today's top sonic impressionists. Many of the songs on this album a...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 12

9/12/2007 3:00am EDT
Neil Peart
Happy Birthday to "Phantom of the Opera" actress Emmy Rossum (1986), "The O.C." actor Benjamin McKenzie (1978), "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard (1978), "Into the Blue" actor Paul Walker (1973), Primus guitarist Larry LaLonde (1968), musician Ben Folds (1966), Fishbone bassist John Norwood Fisher (1965), actress Amy Yasbeck (1963), French singer Mylene Farmer (1961), British actress Rachel Ward (1957), XTC keyboardist Barry Andrews (1956), "Bosom Buddies" actor Peter Scolari (1954), America co-founder Gerry Beckley (1952), author and Rush drummer Neil Peart (1952), "The Matrix" actor J...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 12

9/12/2007 3:00am EDT
Neil Peart
Happy Birthday to "Phantom of the Opera" actress Emmy Rossum (1986), "The O.C." actor Benjamin McKenzie (1978), "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard (1978), "Into the Blue" actor Paul Walker (1973), Primus guitarist Larry LaLonde (1968), musician Ben Folds (1966), Fishbone bassist John Norwood Fisher (1965), actress Amy Yasbeck (1963), French singer Mylene Farmer (1961), British actress Rachel Ward (1957), XTC keyboardist Barry Andrews (1956), "Bosom Buddies" actor Peter Scolari (1954), America co-founder Gerry Beckley (1952), author and Rush drummer Neil Peart (1952), "The Matrix" actor J...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 25

8/25/2007 3:00am EDT
Gene Simmons
Happy Birthday to "The O.C." actress Rachel Bilson (1981), "Kenan & Kel" star Kel Mitchell (1978), German supermodel Claudia Schiffer (1970), "All My Children" actor Cameron Mathison (1969), Powerman 5000 singer Spider One (1968), Belle & Sebastian singer Stuart Murdoch (1968), Wilco singer Jeff Tweedy (1967), actor Blair Underwood (1964), country singer Billy Ray Cyrus (1961), "The Corpse Bride" director Tim Burton (1958), English musician Elvis Costello (1954), Asia keyboardist Geoff Downes (1952), Judas Priest singer Rob Halford (1951), Kiss bassist/singer Gene Simmons (1949), "Alien Loc...
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Soundtrack For 'The Bourne Ultimatum' Features Moby's Remake Of The Movie's Theme Song

8/2/2007 11:48am EDT
The Bourne Ultimatum
(New York, NY) The soundtrack for one of this summer's most anticipated action thrillers, The Bourne Ultimatum, starring Academy Award®-winner Matt Damon, was released July 31 on Decca. Composer John Powell (United 93, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity) once again scored original music for this latest installment in the Bourne series. A new version of Moby's hit song "Extreme Ways," which was the end-title song for the first two movies, is also featured.

Steeped in classical tradition, yet drawn to the idea of turning it on its head, John Powell has composed a series of acclai...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 28

5/28/2007 3:00am EDT
Kylie Minogue
Happy Birthday to "Swimfan" star Jesse Bradford (1979), Australian singer Kylie Minogue (1968), country singer Phil Vassar (1964), "The Drew Carey Show" actress Christa Miller (1964), The Plasmatics singer Wendy O. Williams (1949; d. 1998), actress Sondra Locke (1947), Creedence Clearwater Revival singer John Fogerty (1945), singer Gladys Knight (1944), former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani (1944), American musician Papa John Creach (1917; d. 1994), singer T-Bone Walker (1910; d. 1975), and "James Bond" author Ian Fleming (1908; d. 1964).
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 5

4/5/2007 3:00am EDT
Pharrell
Happy Birthday to Neptune Pharrell Williams (1973), Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready (1965), fmr. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell (1937), British actor Nigel Hawthorne (1929; d. 2001), director/producer Roger Corman (1926), "Mr. Belvedere" star Christopher Hewett (1922; d. 2001), "To Kill A Mockingbird" star Gregory Peck (1916; d. 2003), "James Bond" producer Albert R. Broccoli (1909; d. 1996), and legendary thespians Bette Davis (1908; d. 1989) and Spencer Tracy (1900; d. 1967).
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 2

3/2/2007 3:00am EST
Jon Bon Jovi
Happy Birthday to "A.J. Soprano" Robert Iler (1985), Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (1982), Lady in the Water star Bryce Dallas Howard (1981), actress Heather McComb (1977), Coldplay singer Chris Martin (1977), new James Bond actor Daniel Craig (1968), rocker Jon Bon Jovi (1962), SNL alum Laraine Newman (1952), singer Karen Carpenter (1950; d. 1983), Star Trek doctor Gates McFadden (1949), singer Eddie Money (1949), Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher (1948), Velvet Underground singer Lou Reed (1942), authors John Irving (1942) and Tom Wolfe (1931), former Soviet Union presid...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 12

2/12/2007 3:00am EST
Christina Ricci
Happy Birthday to actress Christina Ricci (1980), filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, Wilson Phillips singer Chynna Phillips (1968), "Into the Blue" actor Josh Brolin (1968), talk show host Arsenio Hall (1955), Canadian character actor Michael Ironside (1950), Bond girl Maud Adams (1945), Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek (1939), American film actor Joe Don Baker (1936), hoops legend Bill Russell (1934), "Bonanza" star Lorne Greene (1915; d. 1987), 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln (1809; d. 1865), and British naturalist Charles Darwin (1809; d. 1882).
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'The Queen' Leads BAFTA Nominations - Full List!

1/12/2007 10:37am EST
The Queen
The Queen is the frontrunner at this year's Orange BAFTA awards, after receiving an incredible 10 nominations. Dame Helen Mirren has been nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role, for her performance as Queen Elizabeth in the hit film about the British Royal Family after the death of Princess Diana, while Stephen Frears is in the running for the Achievement in Direction award. Full List of Nominations Below!

The British drama will also do battle with Casino Royale - which is named in nine categories - for Outstanding British Film of the Year. And Daniel Craig - who made his debut a...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 8

1/8/2007 3:00am EST
Elvis Presley
Happy Birthday to Christian singer Rachel Lampa (1985), "Buffy" actress Amber Benson (1977), New York Yankee first baseman Jason Giambi (1971), R&B singer R. Kelly (1969), "Homicide: Life on the Street" star Michelle Forbes (1967), Mother Love Bone lead singer Andrew Wood (1966; d. 1990), Austrian chef/restaurateur Wolfgang Puck (1949), English singer/actor David Bowie (1947), Doors guitarist Robby Krieger (1946), fantasy author Terry Brooks (1944), "A Brief History of Time" author Stephen Hawking (1942), game show host Bob Eubanks (1938), "James Bond" theme song singer Shirley Bassey (193...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 14

10/14/2006 3:00am EDT
Stacy Keibler
Happy Birthday to WWE Diva Stacy Keibler (1979), R&B singer Usher (1978), British musician Thomas Dolby (1958), actor/magician Harry Anderson (1948), Moody Blues singer Justin Hayward (1946), "British Elvis" Cliff Richard (1940), designer Ralph Lauren (1939), James Bond portrayer Roger Moore (1927), poet e.e. cummings (1894; d. 1962), "First Lady of the Silent Screen" Lillian Gish (1893; d. 1993), and 34th President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890; d. 1969).
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 6

10/6/2006 3:00am EDT
Elisabeth Shue
Happy Birthday to Pink Power Ranger Amy Jo Johnson (1970), singer/songwriter Matthew Sweet (1964), actress Elisabeth Shue (1963), Swedish Bond girl Britt Ekland (1935), and actress Carole Lombard (1908).
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Aussie Vocal Superstars The Ten Tenors Salute Film Score Icons John Barry And Don Black On New Album

9/25/2006 3:39pm EDT
The Ten Tenors
With their new studio album, The Ten Tenors bring the house lights up on the Academy Award® winning-career of film soundtrack icon John Barry and his celebrated lyricist, Don Black. For this special project, a 90-piece orchestra and percussion section backed the popular Australian vocal group for an album dedicated to some of Barry and Black's most poignant scores.

With Barry serving as executive producer, the album's 12 tracks were recorded in the main studio at the legendary Abbey Road studios with Grammy®-winning producer Simon Franglen at the helm. The Ten Tenors' voices mesh seaml...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 12

9/12/2006 3:00am EDT
Neil Peart
Happy Birthday to "Phantom of the Opera" actress Emmy Rossum (1986), "The O.C." actor Benjamin McKenzie (1978), "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard (1978), "Into the Blue" actor Paul Walker (1973), Primus guitarist Larry LaLonde (1968), musician Ben Folds (1966), Fishbone bassist John Norwood Fisher (1965), actress Amy Yasbeck (1963), French singer Mylene Farmer (1961), British actress Rachel Ward (1957), XTC keyboardist Barry Andrews (1956), "Bosom Buddies" actor Peter Scolari (1954), America co-founder Gerry Beckley (1952), author and Rush drummer Neil Peart (1952), "The Matrix" actor J...
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