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Ridley Scott teases Gladiator 2, knows how to bring Russell Crowe back

Spoilers if you haven't seen GLADIATOR, which, by the way, isn't too far off from celebrating its twentieth anniversary. How's that for making you feel old. Back in 2000, Ridley Scott 's historical epic told the story of Maximus ( Russell Crowe ), a Roman General who found himself reduced to slavery when Commodus ( Joaquin Phoenix ), the power hungry son of Emperor...
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Watch our Oscar "Best Picture" Retrospective for 2001 (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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Pop-Up Movie Facts: Gladiator (video)

You've probably watched Ridley Scott 's Gladiator a hundred times by now (I know I have), but there's likely some cool and interesting info you still don't know about the classic Oscar winner starring Russell Crowe , Joaquin Phoenix , Connie Nielsen , Oliver Reed , Richard Harris , and Djimon Hounsou . So, jump into the arena and join us for some Pop-Up Facts to get you caught...
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Face-Off: Braveheart vs. Gladiator

In our previous Face-Off , we visited the world of female-driven high school comedies in HEATHERS vs. MEAN GIRLS , with the latter coming out on top. Half of you agreed with the verdict and half of you dissented, which at the very least means it wasn't a lopsided match up! This week, we're changing gears ever so slightly from shoulder padded blazers and fetch pink tops... I don't...
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Exclusive Cool Video: Soundtrack tribute to Hans Zimmer's Gladiator score!

One of the most memorable aspects about Ridley Scott 's GLADIATOR, outside the bloody battles, awesome speeches, and tremendous performances was the amazing score by Hans Zimmer and vocalist/musician Lisa Gerrard. Although Zimmer was already well-established as one of the best composers working in Hollywood at the time, GLADIATOR nudged him up even more and has since inspired a...
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The Good, the Bad and the Badass: Hans Zimmer

Last week, we took a look at the career of a truly badass helmer, Kathryn Bigelow . However, while people are quick to praise directors, actors and writers when a movie goes over well, often a crucial component, that of the film score, is overlooked. The following badass is without a doubt, the go-to guy for pretty much every genre of film score out there, and a guy we all know and...
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Former MLB player Mike Piazza to produce 'Constantine' set in ancient Rome...what?

You might assume that since Mike Piazza is a former professional athlete, if he was going to produce a movie it would be about a sports legend that inspired him or a really good screenplay about an underdog. Aren't athletes only suppose to love sports? Variety is reporting that the ex-slugger is going to help produce a film called CONSTANTINE with 1019 Entertainment. The movie will be...
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