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Cool Videos: Dwayne Johnson reacts to his Scorpion King performance

Everyone needs to start somewhere, including Dwayne Johnson , who, believe it or not, wasn't always the franchise-saving charisma machine we know today. After appearing in THE MUMMY RETURNS as Mathayus, Dwayne Johnson got the chance to tackle his first leading role by reprising the character for a spin-off, THE SCORPION KING. Johnson's career has grown significantly in the...
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Watch our Oscar "Best Picture" Retrospective for 2002 (video)

In this recurring series we take a look at the Oscar nominations of years past, examining the flicks that were nominated, as well as the pic we feel got snubbed among all the other candidates. Love 'em or hate 'em, the Oscars usually highlight the best films from each year (although there are plenty that get overlooked) and it's always fun to look back and see what was popular for any...
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Uma Thurman says not doing Lord of the Rings was one of her worst decisions

The LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy remains one of the great cinematic landmarks of all time, raking in billions of dollars and a wheelbarrow of Oscars. Fans know those movies back to back, and the series has truly stood the test of time. So much of this is true that some actors are still kicking themselves for not jumping on the horse when they had the chance. During an appearance on...
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Awfully Good: Jason X

From one Jason to another, Happy Halloween from Awfully Good! Jason X (2001) Director: Jim Isaac Stars: Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig, Lisa Ryder Jason Voorhees' machete still works just fine in space. In case you were wondering. You know a franchise has run out of steam when it decides to inexplicably send its characters in to outer...
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Awfully Good Movies - Halloween: Resurrection (Video)

Halloween: Resurrection (2002) Director:  Rick Rosenthal Stars:  Busta Rhymes, Sean Patrick Thomas, Jamie Lee Curtis The month is October, and the holiday is Halloween, the most spooktacular time of the year, so Awfully Good Movies is celebrating this year by finally dipping into the cinematic adventures of Halloween’s most famous psycho killer,...
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Easter Egg Countdown - 2002's Spider-Man (video)

One of the first films to help usher in the current state of superhero movie madness, Sam Raimi 's SPIDER-MAN swing into theaters in 2002 and has been swinging back ever since, in one form or another, with more on the way. Starring Tobey Maguire , Kirsten Dunst , James Franco , and Willem Dafoe , the film has all the fun, quirky elements that make a Sam Raimi film a Sam...
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Awfully Good: The Scorpion King

With BEN HUR out this weekend and The Rock all over the news for feuding with his FAST 8 co-stars, it seems to be the perfect time for…   The Scorpion King (2002)   Director: Chuck Russell Stars: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kelly Hu, Michael Clarke Duncan The...
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Top 5 Movie Mistakes: The Bourne Identity (Video)

Today sees the release of the 4th (or 5th, if you count THE BOURNE LEGACY) film in the JASON BOURNE series, once again reuniting director Paul Greengrass with star Matt Damon . However, it's easy to forget that the series started with Damon and director Doug Liman (GO, EDGE OF TOMORROW) with THE BOURNE IDENTITY, which kicked off the franchise and led us to where we are today....
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Awfully Good: Star Trek: Nemesis

Before you go BEYOND, let's revisit the movie so bad it killed the last STAR TREK series… Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) Director: Stuart Baird Stars: Patrick Stewart, Tom Hardy, Brent Spiner Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Clone Wars Pretty much everyone agrees that WRATH OF KHAN is the best STAR TREK movie, but fans tend to...
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A bidding war to make a live-action Pokemon movie is winding down

Let me be frank with you right out of the gate... I don't really know much about Pokemon. In fact, outside of Pikachu, who I at least know exists, my knowledge of Pokemon is non-existant. But I do know that it's ridiculously popular and has been for a long time, and that Pokemon cards and video games are major money makers as a result of such fandom. Therefore, it only makes...
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Jet Li to face off against Vin Diesel in xXx3: The Return of Xander Cage

Thanks to the monstrous success that the FAST & FURIOUS franchise has enjoyed, Vin Diesel has had the freedom to explore projects that may not have seen the light of day, as well as resurrecting a few that we never expected to see again. One of those franchise's that Vin Diesel has seen fit to bring back to life is XXX, the early 2000's action flick which saw Diesel...
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Rumor: Jet Li, Tony Jaa & Deepika Padukone to join Vin Diesel in XXX 3

Last month Vin Diesel announced that Samuel L. Jackson will be back as NSA Agent Augustus Gibbons in XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE, and now TwitchFilm is claiming that Jet Li , Tony Jaa and Indian superstar Deepika Padukone have been cast in the threequel, joining Diesel, Jackson and UFC star Conor McGregor. While there's no word on Li and Jaa's roles in...
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