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Bill Paxton of Aliens, Twister, Big Love and more has died at 61

Well, this is just horrible news to wake up to. Bill Paxton , considered a legend for his countless memorable roles in such films as ALIENS, TOMBSTONE, TWISTER, WEIRD SCIENCE, APOLLO 13, THE TERMINATOR, FRAILTY, EDGE OF TOMORROW (and tons of others), as well as his TV work on Hatfields & McCoys, Big Love, and most recently of Training Day, has died at the age of 61 due to surgery...
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Cast This: Lisa (Weird Science)

It’s been awhile since we looked at re-casting a movie that initially served no purpose other than to make us laugh, and for boys to find a purpose for the pause button. I’m talking about the John Hughes 1985 classic WEIRD SCIENCE and its real star, Lisa. She’s a beautiful and intelligent woman with seemingly endless powers created after two horny guys hook...
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Top 10 Female Led Reboots We Wouldn't Mind Seeing

We are in an era of change when it comes to how diversity is portrayed on the big screen. While some lament the idea of our favorite films being remade with changes in ethnicity, gender, nationality, or sexuality to beloved characters and stories, sometimes the change can be the best way to retell an old story. While GHOSTBUSTERS is the latest example of a reboot with gender-swapped leads, it...
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VHS Retro Art Round-up: Trading Places, Lady Avenger, Weird Science and more

Every child of the 80s will remember going to the video store and trying to find a movie to rent. Back before the days of Blu-ray and On Demand, selecting a movie usually meant finding the flick with the coolest box art. Like modern posters, classic VHS art has been lost but thanks to the Internet there are countless reminders of these cool creations. This column will be dedicated to...
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Movie Jail: This week's defendant is...Joel Silver!

This is Movie Jail, a unique maximum security prison that houses some of the worst writers, directors, actors and producers from Hollywood and beyond. Their crimes? The offenses vary from convict to convict but most of these inmates have contributed negatively to the film world to some capacity and his or her misdeeds have covered a long enough period of time that the authorities had...
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: Amelie, Godzilla, Predator, Sin City

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...
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Top 10 Movies Based On Greco-Roman Mythology

The first of two movies featuring Hercules open in 2014 with the first one starring Kellan Lutz opening today. Renny Harlin's film looks to be squarely in the cheesy category with an abundance of green screen effects and middle of the road actors. In the history of movies there have been numerous movies based on or inspired by Greek and Roman myths, some good and a lot bad. Here are the top...
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While people make a mad dash to scrounge up goods to stuff under the tree this holiday season, particularly today, it seemed like the perfect time to take a look at some of the worst places to shop in cinematic history, namely shopping malls, with Top Ten Lists: Movie Malls To Avoid! While fistfights and stabbings break out at department stores all across the U.S. for a $29...
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This Week in Blu-ray / DVD Releases: Pacific Rim, The Heat, Maniac ...

This week: Two of summer's biggies with Pacific Rim and The Heat; a miserable Maniac remake; and goodbye to The Clone Wars: ► It was never a question whether PACIFIC RIM would deliver spectacle. It was whether director Guillermo Del Toro could put some humanity and genuine drama into the...
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Cast This: Lisa (Weird Science)

So what would you little maniacs like to do first? The correct answer is choose a new Lisa for the WEIRD SCIENCE remake. We haven't seen many ladies in this column and I think this is an excellent return to the fairer sex. Lisa is pretty perfect, right? Aside from the fact that she was created by two dorky guys who wanted the ultimate woman, she turned out fantastic....
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Remake News: John Hughes' Weird Science to get remade as an edgier, R-rated comedy

Ah, WEIRD SCIENCE, yet another staple of my childhood and harbinger of sexual awakenings to teenage boys of the '80's. Even if you didn't grow up in that era, it's likely you've seen the John Hughes sci-fi teen comedy that sees two nerdy guys ( Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith ) create their own "perfect woman" who turns out to be some kind of magical superhottie. It put...
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