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    Happy Birthday Stanley Kubrick! Watch Full 2 Hour 20 Minute Doc 'Stanley Kubrick: A Life In Pictures'

    Were the late Stanley Kubrick still alive, he'd be celebrating his 85th birthday today, and undoubtedly be working on a new film that would puzzle, delight, fascinate and intrigue and keep him in the ranks of the cinema's foremost talents. To speak of his influence would be redundant—you should alre...

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    Nicole Kidman's 5 Bravest Roles

    While in everyday life it may conjure images of people charging into burning houses or diving into choppy oceans to save drowning dogs, “bravery” has a rather different connotation when applied to Hollywood actors and their choice of roles. Threatening to simply become a byword for “gets his/her kit...

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About Tim Burton's 'Beetlejuice'

    This week, Tim Burton's wild supernatural comedy "Beetlejuice" turns a whopping 25 years old. A funny/scary ode to both the potential liveliness of haunted houses and the deathly drudgery of everyday life, it stars Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis as the Maitlands, a pair of suburban Connecticut softies...

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About The Coens' Cult Classic 'The Big Lebowski'

    Aside from perhaps "The Ladykillers" (and even that film features a great Tom Hanks performance, at least), it's hard to find at least one Coen Brothers movie that doesn't have passionate supporters that declare it the best thing the directing duo ever made. From debut "Blood Simple" to the recent m...

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Groundhog Day' On Its 20th Anniversary

    Twenty years ago today, on February 12th, 1993, Harold Ramis' comedy "Groundhog Day" opened in theaters. Twenty years ago today to the day, on February 12th, 1993, Harold Ramis' comedy "Groundhog Day" opened in theaters. Twenty years ago today to the day, on February 12th, 1993, Harold Ra-- sorry, w...

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    The Essentials: 5 Great Ernst Lubitsch Films

    Sadly, the name Ernst Lubitsch isn't one that's batted around much by the hip young gunslingers of the movie world. Given that he passed away in the 1940s, there are many whose grandparents were barely out of short trousers the last time a Lubitsch picture was in theaters, and only a few filmmakers ...

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Casablanca' On Its 70th Anniversary

    A little over 70 years ago, Allied troops had invaded and freed French North Africa from Nazi occupation. And aside from helping to turn the tide of the war, it proved to be something of a boon for Warner Bros. as the company had just completed a film called "Casablanca," which was set among the res...

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    5 Things You Should Know About The Making Of 'No Country For Old Men'

    At the start of 2007, the Coen Brothers were not in a good place in their careers. Even after the major success of "O Brother Where Art Thou" and the critical acclaim of "The Man Who Wasn't There," they weren't able to get their Brad Pitt-starring adaptation of James Dickey's WWII novel "To the Whit...

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    5 Things You May Not Know About Alfred Hitchcock's 'Spellbound'

    We're of the general opinion that you can never get enough Hitchcock, and while we've just wrapped up our massive retrospective of the director's works, to celebrate the release of a new Blu-ray boxset of his work, today has another Hitch connection. These days, Halloween means "Paranormal Activity"...

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Reservoir Dogs'

    Prepare to feel very, very old indeed -- twenty years ago today, on October 23rd 1992, "Reservoir Dogs" was released in theaters, introducing the world to a 29-year-old video store clerk turned filmmaker with an encyclopaedic knowledge of film named Quentin Tarantino. But even in the months beforeha...

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