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10 Classic 70's Films That All Millennials Should See

August 2nd, 2014 11:00am EDT
10 Classic 70's Films That All Millennials Should See
The 1970s may seem like a lifetime ago but as millennials enter college and the workforce they should look to find conversation topics with professors and employers who entered their formative years during that decade. These ten films are not only some of the best of that decade but also innovative movies that jumpstarted entire genres. They are referenced often and contain some of the best quotes and plotlines in cinematic history. For millennials to be cultured and keep up a conversation with the prior generation, they need to see these ten movies.

10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind ...
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The Greatest Movies From The 70s

April 1st, 2014 8:00am EDT
The Greatest Movies From The 70s
The 1970s. The era of disco, bell bottom jeans, and phenomenal moviemaking. Hollywood’s golden age surged in the seventies, a time where gifted filmmakers carved their niche in the studio system and created films unlike anything seen before. From maverick moviemakers who created their penultimate masterpieces to the birth of the modern Hollywood blockbuster amongst a sea of commercial duds, the seventies were one of the hottest times in filmmaking even in the wake of the Cold War. Without further ado, here are the best movies of the 1970’s.

"The Godfather: Parts I and II" (1972 and 1974)
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9 Most Convincing Movie Psychopaths That Truly Scared Us

March 19th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds
Watching a classic horror film starring a trademark murderous psychopath always makes for good movie fun. But there are a select few of onscreen murderers whose presence has been so mesmerizingly terrifying that we couldn’t help but leap out of our seats when they slashed and diced up victims on screen. Sure, it’s only a movie, but tell that to these 9 psychopaths who really did scare us in real life.

Colonel Hans Landa in “Inglourious Basterds”

There is no scene as tense in recent cinema memory quite like Landa’s introductory encounter with the French dairy farmer. His smiles and courte...
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Robert De Niro Wants 'Taxi Driver' Sequel

November 15th, 2013 11:40am EST
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro wants to star in a sequel to Taxi Driver .

De Niro, who played war veteran Travis Bickle in the 1976 film, would like to revisit the character and has talked about the possibility with director Martin Scorsese and writer Paul Schrader.

The 70-year-old star told The Guardian: "I said, why don't we write something? And I talked to Marty and Paul did take a shot at something, whether it was an outline or a script, I forget.

"But somehow we didn't think it was right and it didn't take off. But I'd like to see where Travis is today. There was something about that guy, all that ...
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Martin Scorsese To Be Honored With BAFTA Fellowship Award

January 4th, 2012 10:54am EST
Martin Scorsese
Director Martin Scorsese will be honored with the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Academy Fellowship at the annual prize giving next month.

The Taxi Driver and Raging Bull legend will be presented with the Academy's highest accolade in recognition of his contribution to the film industry - and the 69 year old is thrilled with the award.

He says, "It is a great honor to be recognized by the British Academy and to join the ranks of such an esteemed group of industry colleagues and friends."

BAFTA boss Tim Corrie adds, "Martin Scorsese is a legend in his l...
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Jodie Foster: 'Fame Is Like Sticking Pins In Your Eyes'

July 7th, 2011 8:40am EDT
Jodie Foster
Former child star Jodie Foster is relieved her celebrity status has died down since she first broke into Hollywood, likening fame to "sticking pins in your eyes."

The 48-year-old actress started her onscreen career aged just three, and found fame with her Oscar-nominated role as a child prostitute in 1976's Taxi Driver.

She has since carved out a successful film career, but maintains a low profile in her private life - and Foster is pleased she's slipped under the radar.

She tells Britain's Daily Express, "I think people are kind of 'over' me now. They are more interested in Brad (Pitt...
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Robert De Niro Honors Newcomers At Cannes

May 15th, 2011 4:37pm EDT
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro honored newcomers Astrid Berges-Frisbey and Niels Schneider by handing them prizes for emerging talent at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.

The Taxi Driver icon, who is leading the jury at the 2011 film showcase in France, presented the pair with the prestigious Chopard Trophy at a ceremony at the Hotel Martinez.

French-Spanish actress Berges-Frisbey was moved to tears as she gushed, "It's already a real gift to get an award, and to get it from these hands..."

Schneider admitted he thought he was being pranked when he was informed of the honor two months ago.

He tells...
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Robert De Niro, Bruce Willis & Johnny Depp Top Movie Deaths List

December 28th, 2010 3:00pm EST
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro has topped a gruesome new survey - he has "died" on screen more times than any other Hollywood star.

The "Taxi Driver" legend has met a nasty end in 15 different movies, including "Cape Fear," "Jackie Brown," and "Heat," topping a poll by ChaCha.com.

Second in the list is Bruce Willis, who has racked up 11 movie deaths, including two at the hands of his real-life ex-wife Demi Moore - in "Mortal Thoughts" and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle."

Third place goes to Johnny Depp, with 10 onscreen deaths, including his blood-spattered exit in "A Nightmare on Elm Street."

Dustin...
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Martin Scorsese & Robert De Niro To Make 'The Irishman'

December 14th, 2010 8:45am EST
Robert De Niro
Martin Scorsese has confirmed he is reuniting with Robert De Niro for the first time since 1995 crime classic "Casino."

Rumors the pair was in talks to star in their ninth collaboration surfaced earlier this year.

And, at a BAFTA's A Life In Pictures question and answer session earlier this month, the legendary filmmaker revealed they are set to start shooting "The Irishman" in 2011.

The film will focus on Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran, a union official who turns mafia hitman.

Scorsese added that the screenplay will be penned by Gangs of New York writer Steve Zallian, according to Digita...
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50 Cent Used Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, And Christian Bale For Weight-Loss Inspiration

May 30th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
50_Cent
Rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent looked to Hollywood stars Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, and Christian Bale for inspiration as he embarked on a drastic weight loss regime for new movie Things Fall Apart.

The In Da Club hitmaker plays an American footballer who is diagnosed with cancer in the film, which he wrote based on a friend's tragic battle with the disease.

The hip-hop star, who survived on a liquid diet, lost 54 pounds for the role and stunned fans earlier this week when he posted photos of his skeletal image online.

In an accompanying post, titled '50 Cent's Shocking Slim-Down!', 50 ...
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The Best And Worst Of Martin Scorsese

February 17th, 2010 9:48am EST
Shutter Island
With Shutter Island about to open, cineasts are holding their collective breath wondering if the latest film from legendary director Martin Scorsese will add to his legacy or continue what some perceive as a decline from the Robert De Niro era to the Leonardo DiCaprio years. Take a look back at the best and worst of Scorsese's four-decades-plus career:

THE WORST

THE COLOR OF MONEY (1986)

Paul Newman and Tom Cruise star in this superfluous sequel to the 1961 pool hall classic, The Hustler. Cruise is in full-on cocky mode (whether that's good or bad is up to you), while Newman seems to...
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Fact Or Fiction? Martin Scorsese And Robert De Niro Plan 'Taxi Driver' Sequel

February 16th, 2010 9:50am EST
Taxi Driver
Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro are planning a sequel to their hit 1976 movie Taxi Driver, according to industry gossip at the Berlin International Film Festival.

The new movie is rumored to be a collaboration between Scorsese and Danish director Lars Von Trier, and will see De Niro reprise his role as troubled New York taxi driver Travis Bickle.

Von Trier and Scorsese, whose new movie Shutter Island premiered at the German festival on Saturday, have yet to confirm any plans.

But the rumors have been fueled by Von Trier's production partner Peter Aalbaek, who has revealed an ann...
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Our Favorite Short Celebrities

February 3rd, 2010 2:39pm EST
Reese Witherspoon
In honor of our shortest month, February, we compiled a list of some of our favorite short celebrities - starting with the lovely Reese Witherspoon (5' 2").

Verne Troyer, 2' 8"

Notable Works: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Love Guru

Danny DeVito, 5'

Notable Works: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Be Cool, Drowning Mona, Batman Returns

Gary Coleman, 4' 8"

Notable Works: Diff'rent Strokes

Mickey Rooney, 5' 3"

Notable Works: Boy's Town, Baby Face Nelson, The Black Stallion

Peter Dinklage, 4'5"

Notable Works:...
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Slideshow: Child Stars Who Grew Up Normal

September 22nd, 2009 9:45am EDT
Anna Paquin
The media focuses primarily on the failed careers of child stars, their rehab stints and jail time. Lindsay Lohan, Drew Barrymore, Corey Feldman, Britney Spears and Danny Bonaduce are among the celebrities who fall into that stereotypical troubled child star label. However, there have been a few child actors who grew up normal despite the media presence in their young lives.

Jerry O'Connell - The Jerry Maguire actor first appeared in Stand by Me in 1986 at the age of eleven. Following the movie, he went back to school and didn't return to the scene as a full time actor until after he ...
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The Most Underrated & Overrated Films By Martin Scorsese

May 9th, 2008 9:25am EDT
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese. The name, like no other director of the modern era, is completely synonymous with quality. A trailer branded with "A film by Martin Scrosese" instantly becomes a must-see for cinephiles, no matter what clips preceded the title card.

Images of dramatic shootouts scored by classic rock and sharp-tounged dialogue of the underworld enter people's minds when they think of Scorsese. The man has changed much about the way films are made. His use of popular music inspired a generation long before MTV, and the way he made violence pop off the screen was a direct antecedent o...
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Public Can Vote On Most Famous One-Liner Of All Time

September 25th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Ask any movie or TV buff what their favorite one-liner is and you're bound to hear such quips as "I coulda been a contender," "I'll be back" and "Is that your final answer."

They're unforgettable lines that linger long after the show is over. But which are the most memorable? Boston's legendary Brigham's Ice Cream today announced its first survey to find the Top 10 List of Famous One-Liners of all time.

"Sometimes it takes only a word, or just a few, to become immortalized in film and television history," said Brigham's CEO Chuck Green. "In our first Top 10 List of Famous One-Lin...
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Scorsese Begins Effort To Restore Films From Around The World

May 22nd, 2007 2:32pm EDT
Martin Scorsese
CANNES, France (AP) - Martin Scorsese wants to save the world cinema. The Academy Award-winning director said Tuesday it was a ''dream come true'' to launch his international project at the Cannes Film Festival, where his ''Taxi Driver'' won the top prize in 1976.

He's backed by an advisory board of prominent directors, including Mexico's Guillermo Del Toro (''Pan's Labyrinth'') and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (''Babel''); China's Wong Kar-wai (''In the Mood For Love'') and Britain's Stephen Frears (''The Queen.'')

The idea stemmed from the work of The Film Foundation in the Unite...
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