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Saturday Night At The Movies: What SNL Faces Will You See In Movies This Summer?

4 June 2011 8:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Last week's return of "Saturday Night At The Movies" looked at the pressure on every single SNL cast member to somehow become a movie star, something that is statistically unlikely.  Instead, when they make the jump to movies, most SNL cast members do it as supporting players, and in many ways, that's the career to chase, the goal you want to attain. When Randy Quaid joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" in 1985, he already had a long and impressive resume as one of the most interesting young character actors in his age range.  It was somewhat surprising that he »

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The “Gray Ones” Fade To Black

3 June 2011 6:37 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


“How come you only show us clips from movies none of us ever heard of?”

She was 30, a single mom who’d admirably gone back to school for a business degree to better things for her and her family.  She’d taken my film appreciation class as an elective, a break from the grind of her business classes, expecting it would be – her word – “fun.”

But, due to the aforementioned “movies none of us ever heard of,” she was not having the anticipated fun.

I explained, “Because most movies were made before you were born.”

Simple and obvious, it still didn’t satisfy her, and the unasked next question in her eyes I guessed to be, “But why do we have to see them?”

Most of my class – not all, but most – I knew felt similarly.  They didn’t say it but I could tell:  rolled eyes, glazed eyes, eyes »

- Bill Mesce

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The Morning Read: Did 'The Avengers' just gain another bad guy?

27 May 2011 1:25 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome to The Morning Read. That's so weird.  I was going to celebrate my birthday yesterday with a few posts about various things, and I took a break for a quiet lunch with my two boys, Allen and Toshi.  We all had juice boxes, and then I woke up and it was hours later and we were in Thailand and we all had Yo Gabba Gabba tattoos on our faces.  I got Brobie. Whatever the case, it's going to be a busy weekend.  "Saturday Night At The Movies" will return this week, now that "Saturday Night Live" is on hiatus again.  »

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Shark Night 3D Trailer

25 May 2011 3:15 PM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Heh. In one respect, I'd like to quell my inner horror-geek before it gets out of control. In another, I want to cheer with extreme zeal about how fantastically craptacular this film is going to be. If you refer to my recent Shark Night poster article here, you'll see that I'm big on the killer shark sub-genre. So if this is true to it's trailer, and it's basically Alexander Aja's Piranha but with sharks, then I'm certain it's going to be a metric fuck-tonne of fun. By the way, I'm in no way approaching this as 'good' cinema. But with a few bottles in the tank and a large bucket of popcorn; could be a great Saturday night at the movies.


- (Ferg)

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