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Carrie Fisher's remarkable legacy as a script doctor

10 November 2015 1:53 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Carrie Fisher has had a long career in Hollywood, spanning from her breakout role as Princess Leia in "Star Wars: A New Hope" in 1977, to various guest spots and voice over roles on "30 Rock", "Family Guy", and the new series "Catastrophe". In addition to her many acting roles, Fisher is also an accomplished screenwriter, specifically earning her stripes in Hollywood as a script doctor.  For those unfamiliar with the term, a script doctor is someone called in to make changes to a script. Typically a script goes through a few writers, but sometimes a writer is called in to "punch up" jokes, dialogue, characters, or other story elements. Script doctors are often the unsung heroes of the screenwriting business, as they seldom get credit for their contribution to the project. Other famous script doctors include Joss Whedon, Aaron Sorkin, Patton Oswalt, Tom Stoppard, and Quentin Tarantino.  News of Fisher's career »

- Lauren Gallaway

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13 amazing things you probably didn't know about Star Wars' Carrie Fisher

24 October 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away - Ok, on Tuesday, on your laptop - the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer revealed a host of new titbits to intrigue and torment us. As well as, among the new and familiar faces, our first proper look at Carrie Fisher returning as Princess Leia.

And yet Fisher isn't all doughnut-hairdos and gold bikinis. After the original trilogy was released, she became as well known for her incredible life off-screen - not least for her turbulent love life and struggles with bi-polar disorder and substance abuse - as her roles on-screen.

So as she turns 59 this week, what better time to look back at some of the stranger things you probably didn't know about her:

1. She was born into Hollywood royalty

Carrie wasn't just some unknown ingénue plucked from obscurity by George Lucas - she was born »

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Carey Mulligan is still waiting for an email from Meryl Streep

22 October 2015 1:40 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Suffragette" is grimmer than the average period piece: It's violent, tense, and pulsing with urgency that culminates in one horrific breaking point. Carey Mulligan turns in a raw performance as Maud Watts, a laundress in early 20th century London whose employment and family ties are strained as she fights alongside suffragettes like Edith Ellyn (Helena Bonham Carter) and movement leader Emmaline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep).  We caught up with Mulligan to discuss the filming the movie's most horrifying scene, whether Helena Bonham Carter is the raddest actor alive, and why Meryl Streep still owes her an email. Plus: Mulligan reminds us that "The River Wild" deserves way more credit.  »

- Louis Virtel

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25 underrated 1990s movie soundtracks

28 April 2015 3:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Muppet Treasure Island to Speed, we take a look at the 90s soundtracks that deserve another listen...

Ah, the 1990s. The decade that brought us The Lion King. Titanic. Quentin Tarantino. That wordless bathroom scene in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet. Angelo Badalamenti's Twin Peaks. Duel of the Fates from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. In the Mood for Love.

It was a good 10 years for film music, no doubt.

But scratch the surface of 1991 through 1999 and there are tons of good scores ready to spring a surprise on your ears. Some were attached to sorely underrated movies, others were overshadowed by wildly successful ones, and some have simply been forgotten in the passage of time.

Here, in no particular order, are the top 25 underappreciated film soundtracks from the 1990s.

1. Chaplin - John Barry

Okay, let's start with a big one. Richard Attenborough. Robert Downey Jr. John Barry. »

- simonbrew

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Canadian Cult Cinema: The Overlooked & Underrated

21 April 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

You love the horror, suspense thriller, action and science fiction films that make up the world of Canadian cult cinema affectionately known as Canuxploitation.

You’ve watched the entire David Cronenberg genre filmography (if not, please do so now as The Brood, Scanners and The Fly are three of the greatest horror films ever made).

You’ve seen Black Christmas and The Changeling and watched a slasher-ific marathon of Prom Night, Terror Train, Happy Birthday to Me and My Bloody Valentine.

You caught up with Cube, the Ginger Snaps series, Splice, Hobo with a Shotgun and WolfCop all while keeping close tabs on the works of Astron-6.

Yet your hunger for Canadian genre film productions and co-productions cannot be satiated.

To aid you in your deeper exploration of the field, following is a chronological look at a number of Canadian genre films that simply don’t get enough attention.


The Groundstar Conspiracy »

- Terek Puckett

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