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Watch our Oscar "Best Picture" Retrospective for 1994

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 any given...
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Exclusive: Movie CliffsNotes - Mission: Impossible

Truth be told, the first MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE confused the hell out of a lot of people when it first came out, but that didn't stop them from loving the shit out of it anyway. The plot goes from some crazy twists and turns, but eventually gets down to what we really want to see, which is Tom Cruise flying through the air with an exploding helicopter behind him. Really, that's...
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Spielberg eyeing a 50-year-old Montezuma and Cortez script as next project, potentially with Javier Bardem

Steven Spielberg has been teasing us for the last few years with projects like ROBOPOCALYPSE and AMERICAN SNIPER, leaving us with cinematic blue balls as he's shelved and/or dropped out of both. Now, the legendary filmmaker is at it again with word from Deadline that he's eyeing a 50-year-old script by blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo ( Kirk Douglas ' SPARTACUS)...
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Iron Man 3 screenwriter Drew Pearce to script Mission: Impossible 5

Screenwriter Drew Pearce is basking in the sweet glow of success with IRON MAN 3, which he wrote with Shane Black , and is now stepping even further into the limelight with another franchise. Paramount has tapped Pearce to write the fifth installment of the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE franchise, which has yet to secure a director (although Christopher McQuarrie is still thought to be...
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Tom Cruise officially signs on for Mission: Impossible 5; director still to be announced

IMF Agent Ethan Hunt is set to get back in action as Tom Cruise has inked a deal to reprise his franchise role, following on the heels of the last film, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL, the most successful film of his career with a $700 million worldwide take. From Deadline: Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have set Tom Cruise in a deal to star in and...
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Miramax and Martin Scorsese are trying to bring Gangs of New York to the small screen

One movie my Dad could watch over and over was Martin Scorsese's GANGS OF NEW YORK. I was sort of hard on it at first because of Cameron Diaz. Then finally one day I broke down and watched it-- I loved it. So Diaz isn't the best part of the movie, but the dynamic between Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis coupled with the beautiful scenery is nothing short of spectacular. Can you...
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Steven Spielberg Announces Schindler's List 20th Anniversary and the IWitness Video Challenge

I implore all the educators who are watching this program to please do not allow the Holocaust to remain a footnote in history, please teach this in your schools. There are 350,000 experts who just want to be useful with the remainder of their lives. Please listen to the words and the echoes and the ghosts and please teach this in your schools. - Steven Spielberg These...
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Christopher McQuarrie is now the frontrunner to direct Mission: Impossible 5

It looks like the next installment of the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE franchise is gaining some steam, as Paramount, J.J. Abrams, and Tom Cruise are keen on bringing in writer/director Christopher McQuarrie, who just wrapped JACK REACHER with Cruise.  It's not the first time the two have collaborated, with McQuarrie writing VALKYRIE and developing the now dead TOP GUN 2 for Cruise. ...
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