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Website Offers Reviews "As A Contact Sport"

Veteran writer/producer Bryce Zabel has launched a new movie review website, MovieSmackdown.com, in which newly released films are compared with early ones with similar themes, content or cast. "The way people actually talk about movies...

Movie Reviews Straw Dogs

One gets the feeling from reading the reviews of Rod Lurie's Straw Dogs that it will appeal in the main to cinema lovers who embraced the original film by Sam Peckinpah. Certainly the remarks of...

Del Toro Celebrates Six Oscar Nominations With Sex

Mexican moviemaker GUILLERMO DEL TORO celebrated his six Oscar nominations by making love to his wife. The PAN'S LABYRINTH writer/director, who is nominated for Original Screenplay, was trying to play it cool when the nominations...

Tv's Peckinpah Dies

Television and film-maker DAVID E PECKINPAH has died of heart failure in Vancouver, Canada. He was 54. Peckinpah, the nephew of legendary STRAW DOGS director SAM PECKINPAH, passed away on Sunday (23APR06). He was executive...

Mcqueen Screenwriting Ambition Finally Achieved

A film written by Hollywood legend STEVE McQUEEN is set to go into production 25 years after his death. McQueen's godson discovered storyboards and notes for YUCATAN, a film about treasure hunters in Mexico,...

Wild Bunch Tops Greatest Shoot-outs Poll

Classic western THE WILD BUNCH contains the best shoot-out in movie history, according to a British film magazine poll. The ultra-violent finale of legendary director SAM PECKINPAH's 1969 film - which stars WILLIAM HOLDEN,...

Schwarzenegger To Host Villains Special

Hollywood hardman ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER will host an upcoming TV special about the top 100 heroes and villains of the screen - having played both good and evil robots in the TERMINATOR films. An...

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Jason Statham Loves The Mechanic's Complicated Action

Jason Statham Loves The Mechanic's Complicated Action

Five years after his first stint as hitman Arthur Bishop in The Mechanic, Jason Statham has returned to the role for Mechanic: Resurrection.

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John Krasinski Used His Experience To Make The Hollars

John Krasinski Used His Experience To Make The Hollars

In a busy year that has seen John Krasinski star in movies and TV shows, he somehow managed to find the time to direct, produce and star in the new...

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