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Exclusive Cool Video: Oscar "Best Picture" Retrospective - 1987

In this new 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...
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05.06.2015
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At War With Movies - A Veteran's take on war films

Today being Veterans Day means different things to different folks; for some it’s just a day off of work, but for a select few it’s a day to navigate a few “thanks for your service” gestures on Facebook and perhaps a free Cheeseburger at Shoney’s. Okay, that’s a very small part of it, as those select few will likely do some reflecting on their...
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11.11.2014
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Face-Off: Willem Dafoe vs. Woody Harrelson

Our special Thanksgiving edition of the Face-Off last week featured ANY GIVEN SUNDAY hitting the field with THE LONGEST YARD (1974) with the Oliver Stone opus winning the big game. Scott Cooper’s second directorial effort OUT OF THE FURNACE opens tomorrow and so we figured we’d throw a couple of great actors from his film into our ring: Willem Dafoe and Woody Harrelson. I didn’t...
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12.05.2013
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A film veteran remembers: my top five war films

It would probably be more apropos if this editorial focused on "films that explore the veteran experience" or some such category more specific to yesterday's importance.  But I haven't seen a wide enough selection of films which cover that topic, so my list would hardly be anything close to a qualified or considered opinion.  So here's what I'm going to do - part of Veterans Day is,...
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11.12.2012
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