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Comfort Movies We Can Watch Again And Again

10/5/2014 3:05pm EDT
Comfort Movies We Can Watch Again And Again
You’ve heard of comfort food, but comfort movies? They’re the movies you watch when you’re home alone and sad, or hungover from the night before and need something stomach settling, or maybe they’re on TV, one of your favorites, and there’s no way you’re changing the channel! Your comfort movies are one of the few things that will never change (well, unless you’re Episodes IV through VI of Star Wars because George Lucas is the devil) in this life. They’re the old friends you can always depend on to, well, comfort you.

After an informal survey, we noticed several of the same flicks were nam...
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4 Reasons Why The Oculus Rift Is The Next Big Thing

7/18/2014 10:59am EDT
4 Reasons Why The Oculus Rift Is The Next Big Thing
Whether it's going to see a film on opening day, staying inside with a good book or just kicking back and playing a videogame, humans have an inherent need and desire to explore new, strange worlds. However, the limiting factor within all of these entertainment mediums is the fact that whether it's a page, screen or TV, there's something between you total immersion. We've all been there. From watching The Matrix and being completely captivated by the fake world Neo discovers he lives within, enjoying the many Holo-progams that cropped up on Star Trek to the Metaverse in Snow Crash, most of ...
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The Coolest Movies Of The 90s

4/6/2014 12:00pm EDT
The Coolest Movies Of The 90s
The age of grunge music and beanie baby mania also was home to plenty of masterful movies. From Spielberg’s historical masterpieces to Scorsese and Tarantino inspired gangster action, the 90’s ran a gamut of films representing the best of every genre. Certainly an improvement over the flashy blockbuster films of the 80s, these films of the 20th century’s penultimate decade were adored by critics and casual moviegoers alike. Here are the best movies of the 1990s.

Goodfellas (1990)

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always loved to watch gangster movies - Goodfellas in particular. No, “Good...
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'Matrix' Prequel Trilogy In The Works?

3/4/2014 5:03pm EST
The Matrix
Rumor has it Warner Bros. is eager to revisit the revolutionary Matrix film series - and has asked the Wachowski siblings to write a new trilogy.

Latino Review has the scoop, reporting Warner Bros. have approached Andy and Lana Wachowski to begin the writing process on a series of three prequel films.

Despite the critical woes of the second and third films, the Matrix name still has some heft to it. With so many studios pulling out the big guns in the coming years revolving around multi-film story arcs, it behooves Warner Bros. to add to their offerings.

Of course, the Wachowskis haven't...
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Wachowski Filmmakers Sued Over 'Matrix' Sequels

3/4/2013 3:43pm EST
Andy Wachowski
Filmmaker Andy Wachowski and his transgendered sister Lana are facing a $300 million lawsuit over allegations they stole the premise for their two The Matrix sequels.

The directing duo has been accused by Thomas Althouse of copying the ideas for The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions from a script he claims to have submitted to executives at Warner Bros. Pictures, the studio behind the franchise, in 1993.

Althouse, whose work was titled The Immortals, never heard back from Warner Bros. bosses and alleges he didn't realize the similarities between the work of the Wachowskis and h...
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'Dirty Harry', 'The Matrix' And 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' Added To National Film Registry

12/19/2012 8:21am EST
Dirty Harry
Dirty Harry, The Matrix and Breakfast At Tiffany's are among the films which have been named national treasures and added to the country's National Film Registry.

Clint Eastwood's popular 1971 cop movie and Keanu Reeves' 1999 sci-fi blockbuster have been selected for the honor, along with Audrey Hepburn's turn in the classic adaptation of Truman Capote's novella.

The annual list of 25 movies, which are selected for their "important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in filmmaking," also includes Madonna's 1992 baseball film A League Of Their Own, 1957's 3:10 To Yuma, A Christm...
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10 Movie Sequels We Never Asked For

10/19/2012 1:07pm EDT
Paranormal Activity 4
Hindsight is 20/20, but sometimes you know a sequel is going to stink. Even worse is when it's a sequel to something that didn't need a sequel. Now, the jury isn't out on Paranormal Activity 4, and we're sure it's going to make a mint (the last two broke midnight showing records) - but isn't the "found house security film of paranormal event" genre kind of played out? Here are 10 sequels we never asked for:

Yearly Saw installments: Okay, so the first few films in the series used great twists, innovative traps, and serious gore. By the time we were three films in and we realized this woul...
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Joe Pantoliano Opens Up About His Battle With Depression

5/2/2012 2:20pm EDT
Joe Pantoliano
The Sopranos star Joe Pantoliano has opened up about his fight with depression, revealing he once took up to 20 prescription pain pills a day to stabilize his mood.

The 60 year old had a challenging childhood - he was dyslexic, obese and bullied at school - and his mother Mary left his father Dominic for her third cousin, crime family associate Florio Isabella.

He admits his past took its toll after a close friend committed suicide, and the actor began self-medicating with alcohol, sex, and prescription drugs, at one point swallowing more than two dozen Vicodin pills a day.

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Keanu Reeves Partners With China Film Group For Directorial Debut

8/10/2011 9:46am EDT
Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves is in negotiations to make his directorial debut with a Mandarin and English-speaking movie he has written.

The actor is in talks to have "Man of Tai Chi," a bilingual martial arts project he scripted, picked up by bosses at the China Film Group.

Reeves will also star in the film alongside kung fu expert Tiger Chen, who he met while shooting "The Matrix."
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Ted Danson To Replace Laurence Fishburne On 'CSI'

7/13/2011 3:33pm EDT
Ted Danson
Former Cheers star Ted Danson is stepping in to replace Laurence Fishburne on hit TV drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

The Matrix actor's contract on the series expired at the end of season 11 earlier this year, two years after he was cast to replace series regular William Petersen.

TV bosses have now appointed Danson as the show's chief investigator in a bid to boost ratings, and executive producer Don McGill knew the former Cheers star was perfect for the show as soon as his name was brought up.

He says, "From the moment we all started talking about the role, it was clear he cou...
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Laurence Fishburne To Leave 'CSI'

6/8/2011 8:23am EDT
Laurence Fishburne
Actor Laurence Fishburne is leaving the cast of hit TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, more than two years after he stepped in to replace series regular William Petersen.

The Matrix star was handed a lead role in the Las Vegas crime show in late 2008 following the departure of Petersen, but the series has been plagued by plunging ratings over the last two seasons.

Fishburne's contract expired at the end of series 11 and will not be renewed for the upcoming season 12, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

TV bosses are reportedly hunting for a replacement for Fishburne to star in t...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Back In 'The Governator' Trailer - Watch It

4/5/2011 1:00pm EDT
EW's Governator Cover
Despite the announcement arriving around April Fools' Day, Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn't joking around when he said he would be back as The Governator. A trailer was released today for the cartoon series, which is tentatively set to air in 2012 and was co-developed by Stan Lee.

Uhm, wow. Part-Terminator, part-Batman, Arnold access his secret hanger underneath his mansion and saddles up on a motorcycle while wearing some sort of power suit. Of course, there is that Matrix bullet-dodge thrown in as well. I'm also wondering what random kids are doing hanging out in Arnold's basemen...
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Laurence Fishburne's Daughter Rules Out Reunion With Dad

9/3/2010 5:20pm EDT
Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne's daughter Montana is adamant she wants nothing more to do with her movie star dad - until he accepts her move into the porn industry.

The 19 year old hit the headlines in July when it emerged she had filmed a sex tape in a bid to break into adult movies. Her saucy career choice reportedly devastated The Matrix star Fishburne, and he later cut ties with his daughter for "embarrassing" him by shooting the film.

Now, Montana Fishburne has confirmed she has no contact with her dad - and insists there is no going back unless he can accept her decision to become a porn sta...
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Laurence Fishburne Funding Daughter's Legal Defense?

8/25/2010 9:40am EDT
Fishburne,_Laurence
Laurence Fishburne is paying for his troubled daughter's legal fight in an assault case, despite allegedly cutting ties with her following her move into the porn industry, according to a U.S. report.

Montana Fishburne recently moved out of the actor's Los Angeles home after taking an "embarrassing" step into the adult movie market and appearing in a sex tape.

The 19 year old reportedly contacted The Matrix star last week, when Laurence reportedly told her he will refuse to speak to her until she turns her "life around".

But now it has been revealed the actor actively hired Montana's lawy...
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Laurence Fishburne Cuts Ties With His 'Embarrassing' Daughter

8/17/2010 8:48am EDT
Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne has told his daughter she is no longer welcome in his life following her "embarrassing" step into the adult movie market.

Montana Fishburne recently moved out of the actor's Los Angeles home as she hatched plans to launch herself as a porn star, and did not speak to her famous father for several weeks after clips from her X-rated film debut hit the internet.

The 19 year old finally contacted The Matrix star on Monday, and the pair endured a heated telephone conversation. The teenager revealed to TMZ.com that her dad told her, "I'm not going to speak with you 'till yo...
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Ice Cube Offers Support To Laurence Fishburne

8/16/2010 11:19pm EDT
Ice Cube
Rapper Ice Cube has offered his "Boyz 'N the Hood" co-star Laurence Fishburne his support as the actor deals with his daughter's sex tape scandal.

"The Matrix" star has been left stunned by his daughter Montana's decision to star in an explicit adult film to kickstart her own acting ambitions.

Footage from the sex tape has already appeared online, leaving her movie star father upset and shocked, according to Montana. To add insult to injury, Montana's 2009 prostitution arrest has also come to the fore.

Fishburne has yet to comment on the tape, but Ice Cube has jumped to his defense, tell...
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Laurence Fishburne's Daughter On Doing Porn: 'This Is Not About Him - It's About Me'

8/8/2010 11:18pm EDT
Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne's daughter has moved out of her father's Los Angeles home as she tries to forge a career for herself as a porn actress.

Montana Fishburne, 19, has reportedly infuriated "The Matrix" star by filming an adult video with Vivid Entertainment, titled "Montana Fishburne: An A-List Daughter Makes her XXX Debut," which is set for release later this month.

The teenager reveals she was living with her dad, his second wife Gina Torres, and their baby daughter Delilah in their Hollywood Hills mansion until recently, when she decided to find her own place so she could pursue her dre...
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A Writer's Theory On 'Inception' (Part 2 of 2)

8/6/2010 3:00pm EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio and the World
Note: This is continued from my previous post and makes no sense if you have not read that post. Oh, and MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT!!! Do not continue if you have not seen Inception!

Now then, where was I? Oh, right, I was trying to convince you all that (a) I'm not a complete lunatic and (b) Inception is nothing but a dream.

My third point then, is that little conveniences abound throughout the film. The team for a blatantly illegal enterprise is located quite easily (all while time is compressed dream-style), and even Ariadne (Ellen Page) simply says "Yes" despite the fact that we have zero ...
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Inspired By Kim Kardashian, Laurence Fishburne's Daughter Makes Sex Tape

7/30/2010 10:06am EDT
Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne's teenage daughter has reportedly filmed a part in an explicit adult film in a bid to break into Hollywood.

"The Matrix" star's 19-year-old daughter Montana Fishburne is said to be hoping to make a name for herself with her sex tape, citing socialite Kim Kardashian as her inspiration.

Kardashian is widely known for an intimate home movie she and her ex-boyfriend, singer Ray J, filmed together.

Celebrity website TMZ.com quotes Fishburne as saying, "I've watched how successful Kim Kardashian became and I think a lot of it was due to the release of her sex tape."

Fishbur...
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Will 'Inception' Be Too Smart For Audiences?

7/16/2010 12:08pm EDT
inception
When “Inception” opens on July 16, moviegoers are likely to experience a film unlike anything they have ever seen. Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending, sci-fi heist film is being praised as the best film of 2010 and possibly the most intelligent movie to come out in the last several years. Older movie lovers may remember seeing Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” in the theater when it was first released in 1968 and feeling as if they had just watched a truly groundbreaking achievement in cinema. This summer, Nolan may unleash a similar event on audiences who have been mostly kept in the...
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Will Adrien Brody Be Eaten Alive in 'Predators'?

7/8/2010 9:49am EDT
Predators - Adrien Brody
When people think of action movie stars, one of the last names that comes to mind is Adrien Brody, Academy Award-winner for “The Pianist” and hip-hop enthusiast. After this summer though, that perception or lack of confidence may change. On July 9 Brody will appear in “Predators,” the new chapter in the “Predator” franchise, as Royce the leader of a band of humans who find themselves on the Predators’ home planet.

Brody has had an incredibly diverse career as an actor and has worked with such filmmakers as Roman Polanski, M. Night Shyamalan, Wes Anderson and Peter Jackson. Clearly, Brody c...
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Can 'The Wolfman' Live Up To These Werewolf Movies?

2/12/2010 1:11pm EST
The Wolfman
The Wolfman, inspired by the classic Universal film, premieres in theaters today. It continues the tradition of films based on lycanthropy since Werewolf of London in 1935. There has been a plethora of werewolf films since, and here are some particularly memorable ones.

Dog Soldiers: Like 28 Days Later, Dog Soldiers was a gritty horror movie from overseas that helped resurrect the genre for another decade. Dog Soldiers also helped boost its director's career - Neil Marshall has since directed horror films The Descent and Doomsday. 28 Days Later's director, Danny Boyle, has since helmed h...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 29

12/29/2009 3:00am EST
Jude Law
Happy Birthday to:

"Sherlock Holmes" star Jude Law (1972)

"American Idol" runner-up LaToya London (1978)

"The Matrix" director/writer Andy Wachowski (1967)

"Becker" star Ted Danson (1947)

Singer Marianne Faithull (1946)

Canadian musician Rick Danko (1942)

"Midnight Cowboy" star John Voight (1938)

"Dick Van Dyke Show" actress Mary Tyler Moore (1936)

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Spotlight On Films In Which Technology Has Gone Awry: Our Grim Future Awaits

9/23/2009 12:43pm EDT
Surrogates
As we look forward to the future, we are hopeful that technology and the overall standard of living will continue to improve. Many films set in the distant or even in the more immediate future paint it as a grim place where our dependence on technology has blinded us to our own humanity.

We are reminded that technology yields great power and that great power can corrupt our souls. Films portraying this version of our future are meant to provoke commentary about the ethical dilemmas the characters face and to help steer humanity in a more thoughtful direction.

With the movie "Surroga...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 12

9/12/2009 3:00am EDT
Emmy Rossum
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 ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 21

8/21/2009 3:00am EDT
Hayden Panettiere
Happy Birthday to "Heroes" actress Hayden Panettiere (1989), French singer Alizee (1984), The Prodigy singer Liam Howlett (1971), System of a Down singer Serj Tankian (1967), "The Matrix" actress Carrie-Anne Moss (1967), "Sex and the City" star Kim Cattrall (1956), The Clash singer Joe Strummer (1952; d. 2002), Australian film director Peter Weir (1944), singer Jackie DeShannon (1944), actor Clarence Williams III (1939), guitarist James Burton (1939), country singer Kenny Rogers (1938), basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain (1936; d. 1999), actor Melvin Van Peebles (1932), actor Jack Weston (1...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 30

7/30/2009 3:00am EDT
Hilary Swank
Happy Birthday to "Million Dollar Baby" star Hilary Swank (1974), "Dodgeball" actress Christine Taylor (1971), Canadian comedian Tom Green (1971), film director Christopher Nolan (1970), actress Vivica A. Fox (1964), "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow (1963), Food Network host Alton Brown (1962), "The Matrix" star Laurence Fishburne (1961), director Richard Linklater (1960), The Damned drummer Rat Scabies (1957), "Designing Women" actress Delta Burke (1956), singer/actor Frank Stallone (1950), "The Professional" star Jean Reno (1948), "Ghostbusters" actor William Atherton (1947), California Governo...
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Guy Ritchie's 'Sherlock Holmes' Will 'Deliver And Surprise People'

7/22/2009 10:40am EDT
Sherlock Holmes
Guy Ritchie has enjoyed a cult following in America for his British gangster flicks like Snatch and Rocknrolla. He's been more famous for his marriage to, and divorce from, Madonna. This Christmas, everyone will know his directing skills. His Sherlock Holmes film is likely to get noticed for its own merits.

"I hope so," said producer Susan Downey, wife of Sherlock actor Robert Downey, Jr. "He did an amazing job, on a scale that no one's seen him work on before. He delivered. I think it's going to surprise people."

Ritchie's British films were characterized by kinetic violence and flas...
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Buffy Vs. Edward Cullen, Celeb Butt Cracks, 56 Tattoo Lies & More (Links)

6/23/2009 3:00pm EDT
56 Tattoo Lies, Buffy Vs. Edward Cullen, Celeb Butt cracks
Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. You can submit links to any of the interesting stuff you may find around the web, like interesting articles, cool YouTube videos, strange news, interesting photo galleries, and, well, just about anything.

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Celebrity Birthdays, June 21

6/21/2009 3:00am EDT
Juliette Lewis
Happy Birthday to The Killers singer Brandon Flowers (1981), Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger (1976), actress/singer Juliette Lewis (1973), "The Matrix" director Larry Wachowski (1965), actor Doug Savant (1964), country singer Kathy Mattea (1959), actor Leigh McCloskey (1955), "Dances With Wolves" actor Robert Pastorelli (1954; d. 2004), musician Nils Lofgren (1951), "Family Ties" stars Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter (1947), American musician Brenda Holloway (1946), The Kinks singer Ray Davies (1944), actress Mariette Hartley (1940), "Cocoon" actress Maureen Stapleton (1925; d. 2006), and...
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