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The Coolest Movies Of The 90s

April 6th, 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...

Tom Sizemore To Pen Memoir About His Battle With Drug Addiction

December 13th, 2011 11:24am EST
Tom Sizemore
Actor Tom Sizemore is to write a candid memoir about his struggles with drug addiction.

The Saving Private Ryan star rose to fame in movies including True Romance, Natural Born Killers and Heat in the 1990s.

However, he soon fell into cocaine and heroin addiction and at his lowest point was accused of domestic violence by Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss.

Now, Sizemore has signed a deal with Atria Books to detail his life story in a new tome, which will be published in 2013, reports

In the book, the Black Hawk Down star will tell of his tough childhood in Detroit, and his ...

Wishes Of A Television-aholic: 'Hawaii Five-0'

July 21st, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Cast of Hawaii Five-0
For someone as obsessed with television as I am, the prospect of four months without new episodes of my shows is a maddening one. Thankfully, mid-July is finally upon us, and I can take comfort in the knowledge that most television shows have began production for the 2011-2012 season. To honor this momentous occasion, I will be detailing my wishes upcoming seasons of my beloved shows. I will do a different show every week, so stay tuned for your favorites and feel free to chime in too. First up: arguably the best rookie show of last season, CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0.”

The first season of...

Interview/Review: Filmmaker Edward Burns Inspires With 'Nice Guy Johnny'

June 13th, 2011 12:15pm EDT
Nice Guy photo
For someone who has worked with the likes of Steven Spielberg and Robert De Niro, actor/filmmaker Edward Burns is a guy who’s never forgotten his roots. Continuing to match his big budget acting gigs with small passionate independent filmmaking fare, Burns has been busy ever since his debut smash "The Brothers McMullen" back in 1995. His latest foray into the low budget movie world is a romantic comedy called "Nice Guy Johnny" (on Special Edition DVD June 7 from FilmBuff – check out the review below!) and tells a tale of a young man about to get married who meets a gal that gives him seco...

Call Of Duty Elite Will Unite And Ignite Gaming's Largest Online Community

May 31st, 2011 4:56pm EDT
Call Of Duty Elite
The world's most passionate online gaming community can now connect, compete and improve their Call of Duty® multiplayer experience through Activision's (Nasdaq: ATVI) innovative new online service, Call of Duty Elite.

Developed from the ground up by Activision's new Beachhead studio, Call of Duty Elite offers cutting-edge features that significantly enhance the franchises' multiplayer experience and deliver a new level of social engagement that will unite more than 30 million players worldwide. Additionally, the service will offer exclusive, high-production value, original entertainme...

Adam Goldberg Recruited for CBS' Rookies

February 24th, 2011 10:27am EST
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Adam Goldberg has joined Robert De Niro's cop drama pilot Rookies, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The CBS project revolves around six new NYPD cops trying to balance their personal lives while working the streets of ...

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Surprise Oscar Wins: Is There A Pattern?

February 18th, 2011 5:23pm EST
Juliette Binoche
Some years, certain nominees seem to be locks to win Oscars. Yet almost every year, there is some sort of major upset at the Academy Awards. Some years there are none, but other years there are multiple. What will this year have in store? At this point, it's anybody's guess.

Looking back at the 10 most surprising wins of the last 15 years, can we notice any patterns? Here they are, in chronological order.

1. Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) beats Lauren Bacall (The Mirror Has Two Faces) for Supporting Actress (1996)

Binoche looked like someone whacked her on the side of the h...

'Saving Private Ryan' Has The Most Memorable Battle Scene

November 5th, 2010 10:30am EDT
Saving Private Ryan
The gory opening sequence of Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan has been voted the most memorable movie battle scene of all time, according to film fans.

The bloody scene in the World War II epic depicts the D-Day landings when the Allied troops invaded Normandy, and is the top choice for voters in the poll by TV provider Freesat - picking up 46 per cent of the votes.

In second place is the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base in Ben Affleck's Pearl Harbor, which garnered 13 per cent, while A Bridge Too Far, about the battle of Arnhem during World War II, was third with nine per c...

Tom Sizemore's Rep Slams Abuse Report

July 7th, 2010 10:30am EDT
Tom Sizemore
A representative for Tom Sizemore has denied allegations the actor assaulted his ex-girlfriend last month, after she won a temporary restraining order against him.

Jinele McIntire claims she was involved in an altercation with Sizemore after he invited her to his home on June 22nd to discuss child support payments for their two sons, according to legal documents filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. McIntire alleges the Saving Private Ryan star "punched me in the face and head repeatedly. My ear started bleeding. (He then) punched me in the stomach with such great force, it took my ...

Tom Sizemore Recited Shakespeare To Stay Sane In Jail

April 22nd, 2010 8:20am EDT
Tom Sizemore
Tom Sizemore used his acting skills to help him cope with prison - he would recite Shakespearean plays to pass the time in his cell.

The Saving Private Ryan actor was jailed for 17 months in 2005 after failing drug tests while on probation for assaulting his then girlfriend, Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss, two years earlier. And Sizemore reveals he endured life behind bars by focusing on his love of The Bard - writing down excerpts from his favorite plays and reciting them to keep his "brain working".

He tells Larry King, "I didn't do drugs in prison. I focused on not losing myself. There...

Q&A: Tom Hanks Gives Us A Preview Of 'The Pacific'

March 12th, 2010 9:15am EST
Tom Hanks Give Us A Preview Of The Pacific
When Tom Hanks made Saving Private Ryan, he put a popular face on a war that seemed like old news to a certain generation. Maybe it helped that he was saving Matt Damon. Now he’s working behind the scenes on war movies, but he’s still the spokesperson for them.

After producing HBO’s Band of Brothers with his Private Ryan director Steven Spielberg, the duo re-teamed to bring HBO The Pacific. If Brothers expanded on the European side of WWII further than a single film could, so too The Pacific tells the story of the Asian battle in 10 parts.

Even as a behind the scenes force, Hanks still se...

Matt Damon Boycotts Violent Roles

October 20th, 2009 8:01pm EDT
Matt Damon pictures
Matt Damon has turned down a string of movie roles because he refuses to act in films with excessive violence. The Hollywood actor has starred in a number of high action movies including Saving Private Ryan and the Bourne trilogy.

But Damon has rejected a number of scripts which include gratuitous fighting - because he's worried it may affect people's real-life actions.

He says, "I always look at the violence (in a script). I don't want it to be gratuitous because I do believe that has an effect on people's behavior. I really do believe that and I have turned down movies because of th...

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...

'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' Is Fanboy Hell

May 4th, 2009 9:28am EDT
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is the first movie of the summer that fans can really get pumped about. Star Trek doesn't come out until Friday. Terminator Salvation is a little further down the line, and I'm already bracing my broom for the Hogwartz rush.

But Wolverine is ahead of the pack, so I was really revved up for the midnight showing over the weekend, wearing my blazing yellow spandex and scratching at the mutton chops that didn't quite grow in correctly. I accidentally jabbed at a couple of frat boys in the front row with my plastic claws while I was trying to get to my seat. But he...

Similar Story Smackdown: Which Hollywood Flicks Came Out On Top?

April 27th, 2009 11:57am EDT
Saving Private Ryan
So, have you seen this year's comedy about an overweight, overzealous, loser-y mall cop who takes his job way too seriously and is hopelessly in love with a fellow shopping center employee? If you're not sure whether I'm referring to January's hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop or the newest Seth Rogen comedy Observe and Report (in theaters now), don't be too hard on yourself: Both flicks have eerily similar plotlines. This isn't the first time two films with the same subject matter have been released within a year of one another; Hollywood has a talent for redundancy (see: recycling and ripping off)...

Vin Diesel: Action Star, Father, Proud Geek & Heartthrob

April 3rd, 2009 9:16am EDT
Vin Diesel
The first thing anyone should know about Vin Diesel, AKA Mark Sinclaire Vincent, is that he is a huge Dungeons and Dragons nerd. The actor admitted with charming self-deprecation that he has been a fan of the game for over two decades. It is hard to imagine Riddick pretending to be a dwarf mage, but somewhat sweet and unique at the same time.

Born in New York City 41 years ago, Vin is biracial and was raised by his stepfather and mother with his three siblings. His mixed racial origins came back in a big way early in his career when Vin wrote, directed, and starred in a film called "M...

Overrated & Underrated Oscar Winners For Best Picture

February 16th, 2009 9:00am EST
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...

Highlights Of Hollywood's Historical Films

January 2nd, 2009 11:00am EST
Saving Private Ryan
Thousands of films portray significant historical events from Ancient Greece to 9/11. It is almost impossible to choose the best of the genre, so here are a few highlights that we think are historic:

Saving Private Ryan

Event: D-Day

Saving Private Ryan follows a group of rangers and their captain, John Miller (Tom Hanks), as they search for paratrooper Private James F. Ryan. The most memorable scene is when the American soldiers invade Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. Viewers face gruesome and bloody images as the American soldiers are relentlessly shot at by the German army....

Tom Cruise Stars In 'Valkyrie,' In Theaters Dec. 26; Watch The Trailer Here

November 5th, 2008 11:23am EST
In a country in the grips of evil, in a police state where every move is being watched, in a world where justice and honor have been subverted, a group of men hidden inside the highest reaches of power decide to take action. Tom Cruise stars in the suspense film, Valkyrie, based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) and the daring and ingenious plot to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ever known.

Click the 'play' button to watch the trailer for "Valkyrie"

Director Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men, Superman Returns) re-teams ...

Dennis Farina Fined For Weapons Possession

July 17th, 2008 2:39pm EDT
Dennis Farina
Cop-turned-actor Dennis Farina has been sentenced to a minimum of one year's probation and a $510 fine after attempting to carry a gun through an U.S. airport earlier this year.

The Saving Private Ryan star, 64, was charged with three misdemeanors after he was apprehended at Los Angeles International Airport on May 11th after a loaded gun was found in his briefcase as he attempted to board a plane. Farina pleaded no contest to the charge of entering an airport with a weapon in court on Thursday.

The two remaining charges - carrying a loaded firearm and carrying a concealed weapo...

'Pulp Fiction' Named Best Film On New Classics List

June 21st, 2008 9:09am EDT
Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction has topped a new magazine poll to find the best film of the past 25 years. The Quentin Tarantino cult favorite beat the Lord of The Rings trilogy and Titanic to land at the top of Entertainment Weekly's New Classics list.

The publication claims the 1994 film "opened a new universe of mainstream storytelling". Also on the movie list is Toy Story, Saving Private Ryan, Blue Velvet and Hannah & Her Sisters.

Meanwhile, The Silence of The Lambs was named the best movie poster, The A-Team nabbed the best TV theme song and The Simpsons beat The Sopranos and Seinfeld to land...

The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters L Through Z

May 29th, 2008 10:45am EDT
Danny Trejo
Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy." Part Two: Letters L-Z. If you missed the first installment, you can check it out here.

Stubborn General or Muslim, Harry Lennix

Lennix played Lock, the unbelieving general in Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions. He appeared in short bursts in TV shows such as Diagnosis Murder and ER before a longer stay on Commander in Chief. He played a Moor in Titus and a Muslim in 24. He is currently s...

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 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters A Through K

May 7th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Chris Cooper
Hey, isn’t that...? You know, that guy. The guy that always plays someone in the military. He was in, uh, Syriana, The Kingdom... Oh yeah! He was the father of the emo kid in American Beauty!

Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy."

After reading this you can impress your friends! Win the movie game (the one where you name an actor, someone names a film he or she was in, next player names another actor in that film, etc....

The Three Best & Worst Films Starring Tom Hanks

April 18th, 2008 2:29pm EDT
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is a rare movie star in that he is a top leading man without topping anyone's most beautiful list. Rather he established, and maintained, his stardom by fusing a "boy next door" image with undeniable talent.

He is equally at home with romantic comedies and dramatic war epics; however, he seems reticent to play the meanie. More than most, he can fit into a role without exhibiting a "Tom Hanks" persona. He has even delivered a number of memorable performances on "Saturday Night Live," a venue that allows true talent to reveal itself. (And on the flip side, it emphasizes those ...

Tom Sizemore Cleans Up To Play Metrosexual In New Romantic Comedy

April 1st, 2008 6:06pm EDT
Tom Sizemore
Actor Tom Sizemore is set to clean up his act by playing a metrosexual caterer in his first romantic comedy action film. The tough guy star of films like Black Hawk Down and Saving Private Ryan signed up as the male lead in former fighting champion Mimi Lesseos' new film Double Duty in an effort to revitalize his acting career after a stint behind bars.

Sizemore was released early from a 16-month prison sentence in December. He was incarcerated for eight months after violating his probation in relation to a 2004 methamphetamine conviction.

The prison spell came at an end of a leng...

Tom Hanks Desires Another Oscar

January 3rd, 2008 12:23pm EST
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is hoping to hear his name when the Oscar nominations are announced later this month - because he is desperate for another Academy Award.

The 51-year-old - who won two Best Actor in a Leading Role gongs for 1993 movie Philadelphia and Forrest Gump in 1994 - is keeping his fingers crossed for a nomination for his role in Charlie Wilson's War when the shortlist is revealed on January 22.

He says, "If I'm 90 and haven't scored another one, I will truly view the latter part of my career as some kind of failure."

Hanks has also been nominated for Best Actor in a Leading ...

'Die Hard' Tops Action Films List

June 18th, 2007 10:06am EDT
Die Hard
The original Die Hard has given it's upcoming third sequel a boost by topping a new poll of the Greatest Action Movies Ever Made. The 1988 blockbuster, which cemented Bruce Willis as a Hollywood action man, beat fellow '80s movies Aliens and Raiders of The Lost Ark to claim the top spot in the Entertainment Weekly magazine countdown.

The top 10.

1. Die Hard

2. Aliens

3. Raiders of The Lost Ark

4. Mad Max

5. The Matrix

6. Seven Samurai

7. Gladiator

8. Saving Private Ryan

9. Hard-Boiled

10. Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

(This news article provided by ...

Tom Sizemore's Request For Bail Denied

June 6th, 2007 1:08pm EDT
Tom Sizemore
Tom Sizemore has had his request for bail denied, following his surrender to a Los Angeles court this morning. An arrest warrant was issued for the Saving Private Ryan star to determine whether crystal methamphetamine charges leveled against him last month violated the terms of a 2004 drugs conviction.

Sizemore, 45, was taken into custody when cops searched a car he was sitting in outside a hotel in Bakersfield, California on May 8th, allegedly finding two bags of the drug and pipes. He has since pleaded not guilty to one count each of transportation and possession of methamphetamine...

Academy Award Nominated Foreign Language Film 'Days Of Glory' Comes To DVD June 12

June 2nd, 2007 9:00am EDT
Days Of Glory (Indigénes)
SANTA MONICA, CA - Telling the true story of four North African World War II heroes who enlisted in the French Army in the hopes of liberating the "Fatherland" and confronting discrimination, Days Of Glory (Indigénes) arrives on DVD June 12, 2007 from Genius Products LLC., IFC Films and The Weinstein Company.

Days Of Glory is credited with motivating the French government to fully recognize not only Algerian soldiers but all foreign soldiers who fought for France during World War II by granting them full benefit and pension plans. With spectacularly filmed action sequences compared...

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