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Check Out 'The James Dean Ultimate Collector's Edition,' Now Available

November 5th, 2013 5:36am EST
James Dean
James Dean starred in Elia Kazan's film version of "East of Eden" in 1955. As Cal Trask, the troubled son of a wealthy businessman, he perfectly captured the neurosis and jealousies of the character.

While Dean did have a tendency toward over-emoting, the cumulative effect of his performance ultimate proves rewarding to viewers and was recognized by the Academy with a posthumous Oscar nomination as Best Actor.

One can only speculate on what heights (or what depths) Dean may have hit had he not been killed in a car accident on the night of September 30, 1955. Combining the sensitivity of a...
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'The Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Romance' Arrives On DVD April 2

March 31st, 2013 6:55am EDT
The Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Romance
Warner Bros. is releasing another new DVD box set as part of their 90th Anniversary initiative running throughout 2013. "The Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Romance" will be available April 2 - just two days before the actual 90th anniversary. The collection features several romantic classics and modern favorites.  

Relive your favorite moments with Rhett and Scarlett in "Gone With the Wind." Watch Russian doctor Doctor Zhivago pursue the woman he loves during Russia's turbulent political changes of World War I. See Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman in "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof."

The...
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In Honor Of 'Sparkle,' The 6 Best Posthumous Film Releases

August 14th, 2012 1:07pm EDT
Sparkle
This weekend's release of Sparkle will mark the final film for the recently deceased Whitney Houston. Posthumous film releases aren't too common, but there have been some fantastic films that hit theaters after a star's tragic death. Here are the Top 6:

The Deer Hunter (John Cazale) Cazale was in six films and all of them were nominated for Academy Awards for Best Picture. He was dying from terminal lung cancer during The Deer Hunter, but his girlfriend Meryl Streep and director Michael Cimino threatened to walk away from the film if the studio fired Cazale. Robert De Niro used his own m...
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Natalie Wood's Sister Lana Fears For Her Troubled Niece

May 3rd, 2012 5:24pm EDT
Lana Wood
Natalie Wood's sister fears for the life of her troubled niece Courtney, insisting the 38 year old has "spiraled out of control."

Courtney Wagner - the daughter of actor Robert Wagner and the late Rebel Without a Cause beauty Wood - was arrested on April 22nd on suspicion of cocaine and heroin possession after cops were called to her California home to investigate reports of a domestic disturbance and the sound of gunfire. She was released after posting $10,000 bail.

And now the tragic icon's sister and Diamonds Are Forever actress Lana Wood has opened up about her grave concerns for Co...
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Robert Wagner Not A Suspect In Natalie Wood's Death

November 19th, 2011 9:00am EST
Robert Wagner
Los Angeles detectives investigating the mysterious 1981 death of late actress Natalie Wood have ruled out her widower Robert Wagner as a suspect after re-opening the case on Thursday.

The Rebel Without a Cause star drowned off the coast of California in November, 1981 during a trip on a luxury yacht with her husband Wagner and their guest, actor Christopher Walken.

Her death was ruled an accident, but authorities announced on Thursday that they have since re-opened the case.

Officials from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department held a press conference on Friday and revealed they ha...
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Dennis Hopper Got To See His Son's Acting Debut Before He Died

September 11th, 2011 10:45am EDT
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper got the chance to watch his son Henry in his first acting role before he died last year after director Gus Van Sant rushed the movie veteran a rough cut.

The Easy Rider star was dying of cancer and Van Sant knew the actor didn't have long left, so he handed Hopper a reel featuring Henry's debut in Restless.

The director tells The Hollywood Reporter, "He said that Henry reminded him of himself in Rebel Without a Cause.

"Dennis was very happy and relieved that Henry, who set out to become a painter, was acting."

Restless will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival ...
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Coming-Of-Age Films That We All Remember

July 8th, 2009 1:00pm EDT
SuperBad
Making the transition from adolescence into adulthood is a critical phase in an individual's life. This coming-of-age period, which has been coined "emerging adulthood" by Clark University research professor, Dr. Jeffrey Arnett, is characterized by identity exploration, self-focus, instability, a belief in boundless possibilities, and feeling in-between. According to Arnett's theory, in industrialized societies the types of experiences that people have who are in their late teens to mid-20's have changed dramatically over the past 50 years. Instead of being quick to make that walk down the ...
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Johnny Depp's Best & Worst Films - Do You Agree?

June 30th, 2009 9:36am EDT
Pirates of the Caribbean
The problem with an actor like Johnny Depp is finding movies in his history that aren't fantastic. Then you have to consider the movies that aren't that good, but that he was great in anyway (which covers basically everything else).

The truth is, this Kentucky-born actor is one of the best in his or anyone's generation, and he also is an accomplished producer, director, screenwriter, and yes, even has quite a set of singing pipes. Good thing he's just so unattractive or he might just be the perfect Hollywood hunk ... oh wait. He's gorgeous. Damn you, Johnny Depp!

Here's a look at so...
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25 Surprise Celebrity Deaths That Rocked Us All

April 7th, 2009 9:10am EDT
Natasha Richardson
Actress Natasha Richardson's unexpected death in a skiing accident late last month stunned and saddened the public. The usually overzealous media even seemed to tread lightly, gently reporting a story it never expected to tell. For a culture that values and admires celebrity, the death of vibrant public figures with potential yet to fulfill serves as a harsh reminder that despite glamour, talent and seemingly charmed lives, all of us are mortal. Whether on screens big or small, over the radio airwaves or in bright vivid color on canvas, the sudden passing of an entertainer can feel like the...
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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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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, February 8

February 8th, 2007 3:00am EST
Mary Steenburgen
Happy Birthday to "Family Guy" voice actor Seth Green (1974), "Diff'rent Strokes" actor Gary Coleman (1968), Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil (1961), law novelist John Grisham (1955), "Elf" actress Mary Steenburgen (1953), singer Dan Seals (1950), stage and screen actress Brooke Adams (1949), comedian Robert Klein (1942), actor Nick Nolte (1941), American film composer John Williams (1932), "Rebel Without A Cause" James Dean (1931; d. 1955), "The Honeymooners" actress Audrey Meadows (1926; d. 1996), actor/director Jack Lemmon (1925; d. 2001), silver screen bombshell Lana Turner (1920; d. 199...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 8

February 8th, 2006 3:00am EST
Vince Neil in Motley Crue
Happy Birthday to "Family Guy" voice actor Seth Green (1974), "Diff'rent Strokes" actor Gary Coleman (1968), Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil (1961), law novelist John Grisham (1955), actress Mary Steenburgen (1953), singer Dan Seals (1950), stage and screen actress Brooke Adams (1949), comedian Robert Klein (1942), actor Nick Nolte (1941), American film composer John Williams (1932), "Rebel Without A Cause" James Dean (1931; d. 1955), "The Honeymooners" actress Audrey Meadows (1926; d. 1996), actor/director Jack Lemmon (1925; d. 2001), silver screen bombshell Lana Turner (1920; d. 1995), an...
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James Dean Museum Shuts Down

December 14th, 2005 11:37am EST
After 16 years, The James Dean Gallery in Fairmount, Indiana, is closing its doors on Dec. 31. Although over 100,000 people have toured the exhibit, the owner was unable to sustain the high operating costs.

According to archivist and gallery owner David Loehr in a message posted on the gallery's website, "James Dean has influenced so many actors, directors and musicians we were hoping that someone would step forward with the necessary financial assistance that we needed to remain in operation. People come from all over the world to see the exhibit, the hometown and Dean's gravesite an...
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