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    16 Musicians-Turned-Film Composers And Their Breakout Scores

    Increasingly over the last two decades, musicians and bands have looked upon the film score and seen a rare opportunity to challenge themselves in a new medium, and also to gain a break from non-stop touring. The results have been an eclectic, unconventional bounty. Last month, Mica Levi of Micachu ...

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    The Real Story Behind Those Rick Baker 'Night Skies' Photos

    It all started with a tweet. On May 22nd, Rick Baker, the make-up wizard and self-proclaimed "monster maker" behind everything from "American Werewolf in London" to "Maleficent," posted an old, black-and-white photo to his Twitter account. The caption read: "As requested, the Night Skies alien. Not ...

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    30 Years Later: Ranking The Movies Of Summer 1984

    Friday, June 8th, 1984 was quite a day. Homosexuality was decriminalized in New South Wales, Australia; an F5 tornado struck the town of Barnevald, Wisconsin, USA, destroying 90% of it; President Ronald Reagan attended a summit in London; the Celtics beat the Lakers 121-103 to take a 3-2 lead in the...

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    30 Years Of 'Gremlins': How Steven Spielberg Ushered In The Era Of PG-13 Blockbuster Entertainment

    30 years ago, Steven Spielberg—still some way from his 38th birthday—was at the height of his power. He had invented the modern blockbuster in “Jaws,” re-invented the old-school adventure in “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” perfected the family movie in “E.T.,” united all these things for “Close Encounter...

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    The 20 Greatest Movie Theme Songs Of The 1980s

    This Sunday marks the 30th anniversary of the classic supernatural action-comedy "Ghostbusters," which hit theaters on Friday June 8th, 1984. One of the most beloved films of its generation, the Ivan Reitman-directed movie is remembered for its sharp, funny, tight script (co-written by the late Haro...

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    Best To Worst: Tom Cruise's Action Movies Ranked

    Every year, pretty much since the early '80s, we've been granted a cinematic occurrence so regular you can set your watch by it, and so reliable that it's oddly comforting — a new Tom Cruise movie. And 2014 is no different, with the Biggest Movie Star In The World's latest, "Edge of Tomorrow" hittin...

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    10 Movies To See In June

    Summer 2014 is officially here, and as the kids prepare for three-odd months of freedom the question of what to do with your free time arises. Temperatures start to soar and the air conditioned movie theater becomes your oasis. There’s quite a bit worth seeking out this month with a spate of big-bud...

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    5 Comedy Westerns To Seek Out Instead Of ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West’

    Well, the critical verdict is in and it ain’t pretty, pardner. Our own Drew Taylor may have been even more scathing than many (his F grade review is here) but whatever debate there is around Seth McFarlane’s “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” which opens wide this weekend, seems mainly to be about...

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    The Movies That Changed My Life: Lukas Moodysson, Director Of 'We Are The Best!'

    The work of director Lukas Moodysson has always been challenging, with the filmmaker coming to the attention of cinephiles with 1998's "Fucking Åmål," and earning further attention for his often tough dramas such as "Lilja-4-Ever," "A Hole In My Heart" and "Mammoth." But Moodysson's latest couldn't ...

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