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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...

Tom Sizemore To Pen Memoir About His Battle With Drug Addiction

12/13/2011 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'

7/21/2011 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'

6/13/2011 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...

Adam Goldberg Recruited for CBS' Rookies

2/24/2011 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?

2/18/2011 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

11/5/2010 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

7/7/2010 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

4/22/2010 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'

3/12/2010 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...

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

8/18/2009 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

5/4/2009 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?

4/27/2009 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

4/3/2009 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

2/16/2009 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

1/2/2009 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

11/5/2008 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 ...

The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters L Through Z

5/29/2008 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

5/23/2008 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

5/7/2008 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

4/18/2008 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 ...

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

6/2/2007 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...

Morgan Freeman To Host AFI's '100 Years ... 100 Movies - 10th Anniversary Edition'

5/30/2007 2:14pm EDT
Morgan Freeman
Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman will host AFI'S "100 Years ... 100 Movies — 10th Anniversary Edition," a new entertainment special counting down the greatest movies of all time, to be broadcast Wednesday, June 20 (8:00–11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. During the broadcast, the confidential list of the 100 greatest American films of all time will be revealed by some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

Those scheduled to be included in the special are Tim Allen, Halle Berry, Peter Bogdanovich, Jeff Bridges, Laurence Fishburne, Peter Fonda, Harrison Ford, William Friedkin, Dennis Hopper, Norman Je...

Survey Says: 'Saving Private Ryan' Has Best Battle Scenes

5/30/2006 11:52am EDT
Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan has topped a poll for boasting the best battle scenes in cinematic history. The gripping World War II movie beat off competition from fight-laden Alexander and Zulu, which reached second and third place respectively in the chart, compiled by British movie magazine Empire.

A spokesman for Empire says, "These 23 minutes provide jolt after jolt, leaving the viewer with an aural as well a visual sense of shell-shock."

The top five battle movies are as follows:

1. Saving Private Ryan

2. Alexander

3. Zulu

4. The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers


Tom Hanks Sets Guinness World Record

5/10/2006 2:09pm EDT
Tom Hanks
Guinness World Records just announced Tom Hanks' entry into the record books for Actor With Most Consecutive $100 Million Grossing Movies. The world-renowned actor was recognized for this achievement after an impressive run from 1998 to 2002 with seven films in a row reaching the milestone mark.

As his latest film Da Vinci Code nears release May 19, Hanks looks to chalk up another $100 million maker and start a new streak picking up from his last film, Polar Express.

According to Guinness World Records, Hanks has appeared in 14 movies with a domestic gross of over $100 million, s...

Tom Sizemore Bedded Elizabeth Hurley in 1992?

3/20/2006 9:44am EST
Liz Hurley
Liz Hurley had a steamy affair with Tom Sizemore while she was still with Hugh Grant, the 'Saving Private Ryan' actor has claimed. The 44-year-old hellraiser alleges the beautiful actress enjoyed several nights of passion with him in 1992 as the pair filmed 'Passenger 57' during Liz's 13-year relationship with Hugh.

Sizemore - who claims to have bedded over 2,000 women - told News of the World newspaper: "Liz is as sexy as it gets - a wild woman who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to ask for it.

"I fell totally head over heals in love with her. Hugh was back in London and I ...

Tom Hanks Thinks His Luck Is Running Out

12/16/2005 10:29am EST
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks thinks his days as an A-list Hollywood star could be numbered. The actor, who has starred in over 40 films in his 20-year career, fears movie bosses may lose interest in him as he grows old. He revealed: "I look around and I know that I am going to pay for it, big time. The knives will be out one day. There are quite a few people no longer getting hired who were big stars as recently as 10 years ago. So I've already overstayed my welcome."

But Tom, who won Oscars for Philadelphia and Saving Private Ryan, remains philosophical about his future. He added: "Someone is going to t...

Paramount Buys DreamWorks, Acquires Entire Live-Action Library

12/12/2005 2:43pm EST
Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom Inc., has signed a definitive agreement to purchase DreamWorks SKG for $1.6 billion in cash and assumption of debt. Under the terms of the agreement, Paramount will acquire the entire DreamWorks live-action library, which includes 59 films including such titles as Gladiator and American Beauty, both of which were winners of the Academy Award for Best Picture.

In addition, Paramount is acquiring rights to such acclaimed Steven Spielberg-directed blockbusters as War of the Worlds, Catch Me If You Can, Saving Private Ryan, and Minority Report, along ...

Paris Hilton Embarrased by Photo With Tom Sizemore

10/27/2005 9:20am EDT
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton has been left embarrassed after a photo was released of her at Tom Sizemore's home, just days after she denied claims the pair had slept together. The troubled Saving Private Ryan star alleges he had a one night stand with Hilton in 2001, when she was 19.

The actor, who filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, is to release a series of home made sex films, which he made with nine different women, some of which have already been leaked on to the internet, to try and raise cash. On the DVD version of the tapes Sizemore claims Hilton remained at his house after a party and sug...

Tom Sizemore Has Probation Reinstated

10/18/2005 10:10am EDT
A judge has reinstated Tom Sizemore's probation after the actor made "remarkable" progress in his battle against drug addiction. The Saving Private Ryan star, who has been living at a Pasadena drug treatment facility since July at the order of the courts, attended a hearing in a Los Angeles court yesterday for a review of his of his probation status.

Sizemore's probation, issued after he was convicted last October for methamphetamine possession, was revoked in July after he admitted to violating the conditions by repeatedly missing compulsory drug tests and using a prosthetic device to...