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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
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 »
"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
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.
You love the horror, suspense thriller, action and science fiction films that make up the world of Canadian cult cinema affectionately known as Canuxploitation.
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.
- Terek Puckett
5 items from 2015
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