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Q&A: With 'Great Power' Comes a Great Interview With 'Avengers' Creator Stan Lee

26 April 2012 12:00 PM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Every now and then, dreams come true. Every now and then, we get a chance to cross from the world of fantasy to reality, and speak to the people who've populated our collective dreams for generations. This is a very special episode of Planet Fanboy, in which we speak to Stan Lee.

Stan the Man (as it is impossible not to call him) is not only the principal creator of all the characters in the forthcoming motion picture "The Avengers" (perhaps you heard of it) but he is also the Star of his own movie.

"With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story" is making its debut on Epix this Friday. It is a fun and intimate look at the legendary comic creator's life and career. And it's like hanging out with that awesome Great Uncle who tells loud jokes at family functions.

I had the great privilege of speaking with »

- Jordan Hoffman

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9 Great Cop Movies You’ve Probably Never Seen

21 March 2012 6:41 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As happened for so many other genres, the 1960s/1970s saw a tremendous creative expansion in crime and cop thrillers. The old Hollywood moguls had died off or retired, most of the major studios were bleeding red ink, attendance had gone off a cliff since the end of Ww II, and a new breed of young, creatively adventurous production executives had been tasked with trying to save their business by coming up with movies which could hook a new, young, cinema-literate audience.

It also happened to be one of the most socially turbulent times in American history. Even before the American public grew restive over the growing disaster in Vietnam, the social fabric was unraveling with self-examination and doubt. The Cold War; a certain inner emptiness that went with a period of great material prosperity; once invisible fault lines on matters of race and gender discrimination beginning to crack – all »

- Bill Mesce

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Movie Alert! "The Anderson Tapes" And "The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three" Double Feature On TCM January 20

19 January 2012 8:58 AM, PST | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Here's another "couch potato" evening for all Retro movie loversm especially those that show New York City at its grittiest in the 1970s. On Friday January 20th, Turner Classic Movies (North America) will present Sidney Lumet's 1971 crime classic The Anderson Tapes starring Sean Connery, Dyan Cannon, Alan King, Martin Balsam and Christopher Walken (in his first feature film). It will air at 10:00 Pm (Est) followed immediately by Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw in Joseph Sargent's terrific 1974 version of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. »

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