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After just recently sharing an adorable story about how he and ex-wife Reese Witherspoon explained their cult classic, super sexy film Cruel Intentions to their kids, the actor is now saying that most of his movies, he wouldn't even watch.
"I've made 30-plus films over 20 years," the 40-year-old actor tells the Los Angeles Times via Skype. "And in my opinion, five of them are good."
Further explaining the plight of an actor, Phillippe adds, "So you slave away and you work hard and you want to make something great, and a lot of times you end up disappointed. There are a lot of elements that are beyond your control when you're an actor for hire."
In addition to Cruel Intentions, Phillippe's critically acclaimed films include the Oscar-winning movie Crash, [link »
Clive Barker fans are still drooling down their chins at Scream Factory’s recently released Director’s Cut of Nightbreed (and with good reason, it’s amazing), and today’s announcement from the Sf folks regarding their upcoming Collector’s Edition Bluray of Lord Of Illusions is one more reason to let the Barker flag fly high. It’s so awesome to be a horror fan these days, as so many of our favorite cult films are getting the special treatment, it’s kind of awesome to be honest.
Hitting shelves and websites on December 16th, the release has quite a few awesome special features and some incredible new artwork to go along with it. Check out the full details below!
“In the world where magic is real, death is the ultimate illusion. From best-selling author and celebrated director Clive Barker comes a supernatural thriller that rips apart the boundaries between sanity and madness, »
- Jerry Smith
There’s been a lot of talk about the Nightbreed Blu-ray release, but fans of Clive Barker also have a Lord of Illusions Blu-ray to look forward to in December. Scream Factory officially announced the upcoming Collector’s Edition and we also have a look at the cover art:
“In the world where magic is real, death is the ultimate illusion. From best-selling author and celebrated director Clive Barker comes a supernatural thriller that rips apart the boundaries between sanity and madness, and between the art of illusion and the terrifying forces of magic. Written and directed by Clive Barker (Nightbreed) and based on his popular short story, The Last Illusion (from Books of Blood Vol. 6), the 1995 cult film classic Lord Of Illusions stars Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap), Kevin J. O’Connor (The Mummy), Famke Janssen (X-Men, Taken, Hemlock Grove) and Daniel Von Bargen (Crimson Tide, The Faculty).
On December »
- Jonathan James
For those of you who don't know, Espn's College Game Day is a morning show for college football fans to get primed for a full day of games. Since the show is filmed on campus of one of the schools playing that day, College Game Day isn't just for commentary, but for the unique parade of hype and zeal that arises when you marry sports fandom with school spirit. How much entertainment you get out of College Game Day is normally proportionate to how much you care about college and game days, but sometimes really strange things happen on the show. »
- Joshua Rivera
A two-time Academy Award-winner (with a further four nominations under his belt), Washington has achieved just about all there is to achieve in his glittering Hollywood career. Picking out his five best movies is a tricky job, but we've attempted to do it anyway. Read on to find out which Denzel movies we think are the absolute essentials...
Edward Zwick's American Civil War drama starred Washington as Private Silas Trip, a soldier in the first Union Army unit to be made up entirely of African-American men. Washington stole the movie from its leading man Matthew Broderick, and bagged a Supporting Actor Oscar win for his troubles. He was nominated two years prior for playing activist Steve Biko in Cry Freedom, but this was the movie that »
For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to take a look at pretty much one of the definitions of an A-list actor. He’s Denzel Washington, a two time Academy Award winning thespian and giant in the industry. Washington does more than just act of course, he’s an iconic movie star, there’s no doubt about that. If anyone is right for this sort of a spotlight, it’s him. Washington got his start in TV movies, but on the big screen he made his first mark with Cry Freedom, which also got him nominated for Best Supporting Actor, his first nomination of what would become a half dozen (and counting). That established him as an up and comer, leading to his television role on the show St. Elsewhere, which ran for half a decade. That would open up some major film roles, including Glory, where he received »
- Joey Magidson
We’ve reviewed every summer movie season since 1980 to find out which are the best, and which are the worst. Last week we posted our picks for the worst, and here we post our picks for the best.
2015 and 2016 may just be the most overthetop summer movie seasons yet. It seems like nearly every movie slated for a summer 2015 or 2016 release is heavily anticipated. Because of these impending summers of movie awesomeness, we’ve decided to take a look back at summer movie seasons of years past. The idea of the summer movie season is currently in full swing, but it didn’t catch on immediately. Hollywood had to do its fair share of experimenting to determine what types of films would be most successful. As a result, some summer movie seasons have been better than others. We’ve reviewed them all for you and ranked them from worst to best. »
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
James Gandolfini‘s final film opens this weekend. Written by Dennis Lehane, The Drop, is a crime drama starring Tom Hardy and multiple pitbulls, and has been getting strong reviews after premiering at the Toronto Film Festival. After the actor’s sudden death in 2013 we’ve spent the past year celebrating the abundance of memorable film and television roles he left us with — many of which you can watch by simply logging into your Netflix account.
Below are eight films you can stream from the comfort of your home, office, or park bench (bearing said park has WiFi) this weekend. And why not? The weather’s probably going to be crummy anyway.
Not Fade Away (2012)
Written and directed by Sopranos creator David Chase, Gandolfini plays the conservative New Jersey father to a creatively driven son who’s discovering rock and roll during the ’60s. (This one gets extra points for its killer soundtrack. »
- Emily Exton
With a career spanning thirty years, Viggo Mortensen is one of Hollywood’s most experienced actors. To celebrate the release of his recent film The Two Faces Of January on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD from Monday 15th September, we are taking a look at some of the roles that have made him one of the finest contemporary actors on the planet.
Crimson Tide (1995)
Though Mortensen had enjoyed several roles prior to Crimson Tide this was one of his first truly major roles. Starring alongside Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman, Mortensen, as nuclear-submarine weapons lieutenant Peter Ince, adopted the quiet restraint needed to portray an average man who finds himself in a less than average situation. Caught in the power struggle between Captain Frank Ramsey (Hackman) and Lieutenant Commander Ron Hunter (Washington), one would forgive any actor for letting the two Hollywood heavyweights overshadow him but Mortensen holds his own, delivering »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
When you think of the Toronto International Film Festival, you probably thing of highbrow arty fare, impenetrable foreign movies, and the kind of creatively functional, feel-good crowd-pleasers that transcend the festival circuit and go on to make lots of money and win lots of Oscars.
And then there's "The Equalizer," Sony's big-screen, Denzel Washington-led adaptation of the '80s crime show, which opened at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. In the movie, Washington's character, a shadowy figure who now works at a Home Depot-style hardware store, gets targeted by Russian mobsters in Boston after he goes out of his way to try and save a young prostitute (Chloe Grace Moretz).
So, no, it's not exactly "The King's Speech."
But that doesn't mean that it should be struck from the festival's program. How does this new "Equalizer" hold up? And, when it opens at the end of the month, »
- Drew Taylor
The new Amway USA Today Coaches Poll for September 2, 2014 is out today and the Florida State Seminoles are still at the top. The top 5 remains unchanged from last week, the Alabama Crimson Tide are at number two in the poll, the Oklahoma Sooners are at 3, the Oregon Ducks are at 4 and the Auburn Tigers round out the top five. Two teams dropped substantially dropped this week as South Carolina dropped to number 21 in this week's poll, while Clemson is now at 24. Last week, South Carolina was raked was at number 9, while Clemson was raked at number 16. Both teams were thrashed in their Ncaa Football season openers, Texas A&M defeated the Sc Gamecocks 52-28 on Thursday, and Georgia beat Clemson 45-21. Sc dropped 12 spots after the miserable showing against the Aggies at home. The Clemson Tigers remained in the top 25, but fell eight slots after loss »
When a bomb blows a passenger ferry out of the Mississippi, federal investigator Denzel Washington learns that he can prevent the carnage - and save a dead beauty - with the appliance of time-bending science. It's E=mc skewed as the ultra-cool star and his Crimson Tide/Man On Fire director zig-zag their way through wormholes and plotholes to formulate an absurdly enjoyable sci-fi thriller. »
Scott Derrickson, as evidenced by this interview, is one of the most thoughtful, sure-handed American directors the genre has working in the field today. If you’re not convinced of that after Sinister alone, then Deliver Us From Evil just might make you a believer.
Inspired by the true events of officer Ralph Sarchie and his dealings with the occult and assistance with actual exorcisms in some of the darkest corners of New York City, Derrickson and company will do their worst in trying to convince us that these occurrences are based in fact.
In doing so, Derrickson will also probably wind up scaring the crap out of you.
When we spoke to Derrickson on set in the South Bronx back in July of 2013, his usual soft, inviting demeanor was still on full display even though he was neck deep in the minute-to-minute stress of shooting a nuanced film that »
- Drew Tinnin
With June now behind us, and July just welcoming us, Netflix's usual purge of older streaming titles has happened (rights expirations), with a new list of titles replacing them. Scrolling the list of those that become available on the streaming platform today, July 1, one that immediately caught my eye was "Crimson Tide" - a movie I haven't seen in ages, and one of Denzel Washington's best, in my not-so humble opinion. It got my attention because it instantly reminded me of a debate we had on the old S&A site, many moons ago (when it was still a hobby, and relatively-unknown) - a debate I thought I'd revisit years later, if only because the site's readership has grown »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Resurrection Season One DVD Review
Resurrection seems like the epitome of a series that didn’t expect to last past the first four episodes. When I wrote my original review of the show, and gave it a high rating, I said the show’s great weakness to that point was that it didn’t seem to want to commit to how weird it was going to be. It creates an opening within the first few episodes that leave viewers unable to be confident that it is about to lean toward the very weird, or toward an almost straight, “normal” drama that just happens to involve very abnormal events.
That isn’t even a problem in one sense, because not knowing where things are going isn’t a bad theory. Where it becomes tricky is insofar as viewers want to know just how goofy the twists and turns are apt to become. »
- Marc Eastman
There’s no one film that launched Denzel Washington as a star. Rather, a collection of late ’80s and early ’90s performances, culminating in the drama/thriller combo of Philadelphia and Crimson Tide, cemented his leading man status. But there is one picture that tends to stand above most of Washington’s work, by virtue of the ferocity […]
- Russ Fischer
Suits returns June 11, as does the drama’s penchant for Game of Thrones references. Watch an exclusive clip below of Louis (Rick Hoffman) strategizing with Katrina (Amanda Schull) regarding a new threat — Jeff Malone (recurring guest star Db Woodside), a potential minion of Eric Woodall, who still has it out for Harvey (Gabriel Macht) and the firm.
Without spoiling too much, creator Aaron Korsh tells EW you’ll also find Jerry Maguire and Crimson Tide mentions, a Princess Bride reference, and an homage to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in the premiere. “What a lot of people don’t »
- Mandi Bierly
On the opening day of the 2014 NFL Draft on Thursday, HaHa Clinton-Dix, the 21st overall pick, immediately became a household name.
Packers Draft Haha Clinton-Dix
Clinton-Dix, who played safety for the Alabama Crimson Tide during his collegiate career, was snagged by the Green Bay Packers, who had the 21st pick in the draft. The top defensive player, though boasting a lot of on-field accomplishments for the tide, is also known for his unique name.
After Clinton-Dix got the phone call and was offered a spot on the Packers, he made his way to the podium at Radio City Music Hall. Clad in a suit with a burgundy jacket and black lapels, the athlete met Roger Goodell, put on a Packers hat and posed with a jersey.
Not long after the 21-year-old took to the podium, the Internet jumped on a Simpson’s meme to have a laugh about the safety’s first name, »
Composer Hans Zimmer — the first creative to raise Variety’s Billion-Dollar milestone 20-fold since the series was introduced in 1993 — likes to take chances.
Who else would have:
» Recorded a London brass section, electronically processed their sounds, then played them back through speakers placed in the studio’s stairwells for an even stranger soundscape in “Inception”?
» Solicited choral contributions from fans via the Internet to create a 100,000-voice chant that would eventually appear in “The Dark Knight Rises”?
» Traveled to Eastern Europe to record Roma gypsy violinists and accordionists to incorporate into his music for “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”?
» Defied comicbook, heroic-music tradition by creating “drum circles” of renowned percussionists creating grooves that he could then employ in his “Man of Steel” score?
- Jon Burlingame
University of Alabama swimmer John Servati died on Monday night after a tornado rampaged through Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Alabama Swimmer Dies In Tornado
Servati had sought shelter with his girlfriend behind a retaining wall in the basement of his off-campus home during the violent storm. Tragically, the retaining wall didn’t hold, according to school spokesperson Shane Dorrill. While Servati was able to hold it up long enough for his girlfriend to escape unharmed, he became trapped under the wall. He was later rushed to Dch Regional Medical Center where he died of his injuries.
"I understand that he was in a house off-campus and was hit by a retaining wall," Dorrill told Espn. "I don't know how it happened. I do know he was with his girlfriend and she is uninjured."
Servati was a beloved member of the University of Alabama community, which was shocked and saddened to learn of the star student-athlete's death. »
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