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MovieWeb's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!

1 December 2014 12:29 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It gets harder and harder each and every year to find that perfect gift for the one you love. Thanksgiving is over, so its time to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping today! We've collected all of the biggest and best Blu-ray and DVD releases available this year in one convenient place. Whether you're hunting for Dad, Mom, a cousin, your kids or that long distant Aunt whose been living in a commune for the past three years, you simply can't go wrong with the gift of movies, or a favorite TV show. From the biggest Hollywood blockbusters to a few cult favorites, and even a very obscure release for that one snobby cinefile on your list, we have everyone covered...Even you! Take a look, and discover that finding the perfect gift really isn't that hard. Not when everyone loves a good film! Here is the best »

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‘Big Hero 6′ Wins B.O. As ‘Interstellar’ Takes Second; Monday Returns

10 November 2014 1:25 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Final Update Monday, 1:08Pm: As expected, Big Hero 6 cruised to the top of the box office weekend. Not so expected: Chris Nolan’s saga Interstellar fell short of $50M. Distrib Paramount insisted that the sci-fi genre and film’s record IMAX run would keep Sunday drops to a minimum and help the weekend become one of only four ever feature two moviesing open north of $50M. But it fell short.

Not an issue for BH6, which landed right within estimates and, given the dearth of family fare and its strong exits, should have a solid run into Thanksgiving. It’s exits are terrific, it’s got an A CinemaScore, and kids are notorious repeat viewers,.

But a standard Sunday fall for Interstellar kept the film from the $50M mark, or even Paramount’s Sunday estimates. Still, for a nearly three-hour film that’s scored solid exits and is »

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Top 100 Horror Movies: How Truly Horrific Are They?

31 October 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Top 100 horror movies of all time: Chicago Film Critics' choices (photo: Sigourney Weaver and Alien creature show us that life is less horrific if you don't hold grudges) See previous post: A look at the Chicago Film Critics Association's Scariest Movies Ever Made. Below is the list of the Chicago Film Critics's Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time, including their directors and key cast members. Note: this list was first published in October 2006. (See also: Fay Wray, Lee Patrick, and Mary Philbin among the "Top Ten Scream Queens.") 1. Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcock; with Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam. 2. The Exorcist (1973) William Friedkin; with Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow (and the voice of Mercedes McCambridge). 3. Halloween (1978) John Carpenter; with Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Tony Moran. 4. Alien (1979) Ridley Scott; with Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt. 5. Night of the Living Dead (1968) George A. Romero; with Marilyn Eastman, »

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Final: ‘Fury’ Wins Box Office War With $23.7M; ‘Book Of Life’ At $17M; ‘Gone Girl’ $100M+; ‘Best Of Me’ $10M – B.O. Final

20 October 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Final Update, 1:32 Pm: Fury ended the weekend at $23.7M for Sony and Qed, so it underperformed all the tracking (gee what a surprise), social media metrics, and expectations just a little. But it will likely still make money all in after its domestic, international and home entertainment run. I understand that there were significant profit participations on this one. Fox and Reel FX’s The Book Of Life closed the weekend on the high end of our estimate with $17M and will have some playtime again over the next two weekends as no new offerings are in the family zone until Big Hero 6 bows from Disney on November 7. The other newbie, Relativity’s The Best Of Me, was soft with $10M. Gone Girl is now sitting pretty at $106.7M after three weeks in release for Fox and New Regency.

The more exciting news was really in the specialty »

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Foo Fighters End 'Letterman' Week With Top Ten List, 'Something From Nothing'

18 October 2014 1:01 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Foo Fighters' weeklong Late Show With David Letterman residency came to a close Friday night with the band participating in a Letterman staple: The reading of the Top Ten list. The subject: "Top Ten Things Foo Fighters Would Like To Say After Spending a Week at the Late Show." "All in all, not a bad place to be quarantined," guitarist Pat Smear joked, to which Letterman replied, "When you were a kid, did you get teased about 'Pat Smear'?" But the real highlight comes when Smear »

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Which is the greatest British film in history? No one seems to be in agreement

11 October 2014 5:32 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Best British movies of all time? (Image: a young Michael Caine in 'Get Carter') Ten years ago, Get Carter, starring Michael Caine as a dangerous-looking London gangster (see photo above), was selected as the United Kingdom's very best movie of all time according to 25 British film critics polled by Total Film magazine. To say that Mike Hodges' 1971 thriller was a surprising choice would be an understatement. I mean, not a David Lean epic or an early Alfred Hitchcock thriller? What a difference ten years make. On Total Film's 2014 list, published last May, Get Carter was no. 44 among the magazine's Top 50 best British movies of all time. How could that be? Well, first of all, people would be very naive if they took such lists seriously, whether we're talking Total Film, the British Film Institute, or, to keep things British, Sight & Sound magazine. Second, whereas Total Film's 2004 list was the result of a 25-critic consensus, »

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USA renews 'Satisfaction,' cancels 'Rush'

2 October 2014 8:57 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

USA renews “Satisfaction,” cancels “Rush” Both shows debuted together this summer, but only the one exploring marriage and fidelity starring Matt Passamore is moving on. “Stalker” has a solid debut About 9 million watched CBS’ new drama starring Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q. Plus: "Black-ish" falls slightly in Week 2. Charlie Sheen denies pulling a knife on a dental assistant Sheen’s rep admits he went crazy last week in a dental chair, but he never pulled a knife as a since-fired dental assistant claims. All he did was accidentally knock over instruments in a dental tray, according to his rep. Click Read Full Post For More Jimmy Kimmel pokes fun at being named the “most dangerous” celebrity on the internet Kimmel presented a compilation of news clippings of the “most dangerous” news. "Star Wars Rebels" renewed for Season 2 ahead of its premiere The Disney Xd series starring Freddie Prinze Jr. makes its debut on Friday. »

- Norman Weiss

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Super-8 Movie Madness Honors Vincent Price October 7th – Here Are His Ten Best Films

1 October 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

We’ll be celebrating the 5th year anniversary of Super-8 Movie Madness at The Way Out Club in St. Louis on Tuesday October 7th with an encore performance of our most popular show. It’s Super-8 Vincent Price Movie Madness in 3D, the show that we took on the road to promote Vincentennial back in 2011. We’ll be honoring the hometown horror hero by showing condensed (average length: 15 minutes) versions of several of Price’s greatest films on Super-8 sound film projected on a big screen. They are: Master Of The World, War-gods Of The Deep, Pit And The Pendulum, The Raven, Witchfinder General, Tim Burton’s Vincent, Two Vincent Price Trailer Reels, Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein and The Mad Magician in 3D (We’ll have plenty of 3D Glasses for everyone)

The non-Price movies we’re showing October 7th are The Three Stooges in Pardon My Backfire »

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The X Factor: ITV announces a week of specials ahead of new series

14 August 2014 8:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV has announced a week of X Factor specials in the lead up to the new series's launch.

Xtra Factor host Sarah-Jane Crawford will host five special programmes on ITV2, which will look back at previous series and forward to this year's competition.

When is X Factor back? All we know about the 2014 series so far

On Monday, August 25, Simon Cowell will reveal what he has in store for the show's 11th series in The Boss Is Back. The special will chronicle Cowell's return to the UK series after three years in the Us.

On Tuesday, August 26, the focus will turn to returning judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini. Cheryl Looks Back will feature the singer discussing her return to The X Factor, as well as reminiscing on previous series.

Louis Walsh will reflect on his ten years on The X Factor's panel in Louis Looks Back on Wednesday, August 26.

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Tim Key Q&A as it happened

12 August 2014 6:31 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Enigmatically droll comedian Tim Key is in Edinburgh with his show Single White Slut, and hes answered your questions from what it was like being trussed in tinfoil for the Alan Partridge movie to considering wrestling with Shaun Murphy on a snooker table onstage in Sheffield

2.31pm BST

And with that, Tim heads off into the Fringe. His show Single White Slut is at the Grand until Monday 25 August thanks to him and to everyone who asked questions.

2.19pm BST

Gingification asks:

If I could only watch one show at the fringe this year with slut in the title, which show should it be?

One with that in the title would be Single White Slut. 9.40 at The Grand. One without would be Monsieur Butterfly, by Alex Horne. I watched it last night and it blew my mind. He's at 8.10, so we don't clash.

2.17pm BST

DonBricks asks:

What is the best rhyme for wooden? »

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The Essential Pet Shop Boys: Ranking Their Top Ten Songs

10 July 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Pet Shop Boys have been bringing us their Original Synth™ for almost thirty years, and while their last hit in the U.S. was over 25 years ago, they’ve maintained their hitmaking ability in the U.K.

Today is Neil Tennant‘s 60th birthday, so let’s pay tribute by ranking their greatest hits. This is a good place to start your Essential Pet Shop Boys Collection.

10. Absolutely Fabulous

Year: 1994

Album: N/A

Chart Peak: N/A

Of course.

9. Opportunities

Year: 1986

Album: Please

Chart Peak: #10

The second single from their debut, it proved they were no one-hit wonders.

8. Always On My Mind

Year: 1987

Album: Introspective

Chart Peak: #4

Psb first performed their version on Love Me Tender, an ITV television special commemorating the tenth anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, and it would go one to become one of theirbiggest hits.

7. Left To My Own Devices

Year: 1988

Album: Introspective

Chart Peak: #84

The second single from Introspective, »

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Jimmy Fallon Singing 'Fancy' With Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Origin of Jack Bauer's 'Damn It' Catchphrase Lead Our Late Night Roundup (Video)

8 July 2014 12:38 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Didn't stay up for Monday night's late night talk shows? Moviefone's got you covered. Here's some of what you might have missed:

"The Tonight Show" was back from a one-week hiatus for the Fourth of July holiday, and host Jimmy Fallon pulled out one of his oldest -- and best -- recurring gags in celebration. Dressed up and singing as Canadian rocker Neil Young, Fallon was backed by none other than Young's former bandmates, Crosby, Stills & Nash, who applied their signature tight harmony sound to Iggy Azalea's "Fancy." Fallon/Young does a fine job reinterpreting the tune on his own, but things really take off around the halfway mark when Csn join in. Just try not to crack a smile.

Also on "Tonight," Kiefer Sutherland discussed the enduring success of "24" -- including its newest iteration, "24: Live Another Day" -- as well as the origins of Jack Bauer's favorite catchphrase, »

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The Essential Heart: Ranking Their Top 20 Songs

19 June 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Ann Wilson is one of the greatest vocalists (male or female) in the history of rock music, and she and sister Nancy tore down barriers and shattered expectations with their group Heart.

Since their 1976 debut Dreamboat Annie and it’s classic Top Ten single “Magic Man,” they defied the rules about women in rock, and became an inspiration for a generation of female musicians.

Today is Ann’s 64th birthday, so let’s pay tribute by counting down Heart’s 20 greatest songs (including a couple of Ann’s solo releases).

Note – Compiling this list, I was shocked by how few songs from Heart’s “Bustier Era” (1985 – 1990) I decided to include. There are only three (and only one in the Top Ten). And their first #1 song “These Dreams?” It didn’t even come close.

20. City’S Burning

Year: 1982

Album: Private Audition

Chart Peak: N/A

The early 80′s were rough for the group, »

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Briefs: Rebooting “The Powerpuff Girls,” Crowning Mr. Gay Europe, And Levi’s Shows Its Pride

16 June 2014 3:04 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Birthday shoutouts go to Justin Tranter (above), who is 34, Joan Van Ark is 71, Laurie Metcalf is 59, and Joe McElderry is 23.

6 Reasons Not To Miss Heathers The Musical

Cartoon Network is rebooting The Powerpuff Girls with an all-new series.

Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy Clears N.Y. State Assembly

Congrats to Jack Johansson, who has been named Mr. Gay Europe

Via Towleroad comes this sweet marriage proposal.

Levi’s has introduced a Pride Collection for June in select stores

Here’s the latest trailer for Broadway Bares, which takes place this Sunday.

And here’s The Weekly ShoutOUT™. Each week we’re going to focus on one out athlete/performer and feature a daily pic and career timeline. We’ll be showcasing the big names, but also the lesser-known gay celebs who deserve more recognition. This week we give a Birthday week ShoutOUT™ to … Joe McElderry.

Newly 23-year-old Joe first auditioned »

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The Essential Boy George: Ranking His Top Ten Songs

13 June 2014 7:42 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Boy George has been a part of our lives for well over thirty years, and was one of the first great stars of the MTV generation. As quickly as his star rose, though, it fell to earth, thanks to years of substance abuse.

Now clean and sober, he’s never been to scale those early heights again, but he’ll always be our Boy George, a reminder of the fun of early 80′s pop music, and we’ll always have that voice … soulful, vulnerable, and warm.

This weekend is his 53rd birthday, so let’s take a look back and name our favorite George hits, both solo and with Culture Club. These ten songs are a good way to start your Essential Boy George Collection.

10. Live My Life

Year: 1988

Album: Hiding Out

Chart Peak: #40

His first solo entry on the Hot 100, it’s from the soundtrack of Hiding Out, and »

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Briefs: The “Doctor Who” World Tour, Tori Amos Gives It Her Wurst, And Lena Dunham Swings From Sia’s Chandelier

10 June 2014 2:17 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Birthday shoutouts go to Nick Adams (above), who is 31, Dustin Lance Black is 40, and Gina Gershon is 52.

Terrence McNally’s Mothers & Sons was shutout at the Tony Awards, and will shut its doors on June 22nd.

Doctor Who To Regenerate In 7-City World Tour Introducing Peter Capaldi As Time Lord. “The 12-day roadshow is the biggest ever promotional undertaking in Doctor Who’s 50-year history and will kick off in Cardiff, Wales on August 7 before heading to London, Seoul, Sydney, New York, Mexico City and Rio.”

R. Kelly’s Youngest Child Comes Out as Transgender

Tori Amos performs Conchita Wurst‘s Eurovision-winning “Rise Like A Phoenix.”

Stop the press! There’s a homophobic Big Brother roommate.

Here’s the trailer for The Thing-esque creature feature throwback Harbinger Down

Here’s Lena Dunham‘s interpretive dance to Sia‘s “Chandelier.”

Hiiieeee! Here’s Alaska with “Your Makeup Is Terrible”

Ricky Martin »

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Top Ten Tuesday – Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Movies

10 June 2014 6:12 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

I have a curious habit, maybe you have it too, if you are a real movie geek, film fan, cinema addict, what have you.

A certain number of movies that I have seen and loved with all my heart were losers at the box office or were mercilessly slammed by critics, usually both. This doesn’t happen all the time, mind you. I know a bad movie when I see one. But several times I have seen a movie on opening day and loved it so much I was sure it would be a big hit and be loved by critics and film goers, nope, not all the time.

Here then is my own personal and highly eccentric top ten list, with some honorable mentions, of movies that lost out, yet I love them still, many of them desperately, hysterically, madly do I love these films, well anyway… let me tell you about it. »

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Briefs: Sam Smith Latches On To Our Hearts, MTV Will Continue “Faking It,” And The Tony “In Memoriam” You Didn’t See

9 June 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Birthday shoutouts go to Johnny Depp (above), who is 51, Natalie Portman is 33, and Michael J. Fox is 53.

British comedian and actor Rik Mayall has passed away at the age of 56. Among his many credits are The Young Ones and Drop Dead Fred

TV Line has a Revenge spoiler, but it was actually pretty much expected.

Same-Sex Marriages In Wisconsin Can Continue, Judge Rules

MTV has ordered a ten-episode second season of Faking It

That production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof that was canceled because of a heckling incident has been resurrected as a NOH8 fundraiser

Here’s out Sam Smith with the gorgeous “Latch”.

Buzzfeed presents 21 short and sexy celebrities.

Here’s the In Memoriam from The Tony Awards … which wasn’t actually televised.

Colton Haynes attends the Arrow photocall in Madrid.

Congratulations to the winner of the French Open! Here’s the faboo Grace Jones enjoying the occasion. »

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Briefs: Nph Accepts His First “Hedwig” Award, Nancy Grace Is Ignorant, And Jonathan Rhys-Meyers Joins “Stonewall”

3 June 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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Birthday shoutouts go to James Purefoy (above, with Kevin McKidd), who is 50, Arianne Zucker is 40, and the faboo Suzi Quatro is 64.

White Collar boss talks show’s final season — and Matt Bomer‘s role in the finale

Here’s a list of “outdated” gay terms. Sorry, but I’m still going to use “Coming Out.”

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has joined the cast of Roland Emmerich‘s Stonewall, which will also include, I’m happy to say, Ron Perlman.

Psychotherapist Matthew Dempsey is back to talk about gay men and body image. This one isn’t nearly as snarkable as his previous self-help vids.

The Drama Desk Awards were handed out last night, and Neil Patrick Harris was a winner, along with such favorites as Bryan Cranston, Audra McDonald and Celia Keenan-Bolger

Adore Delano is in for a shock in “I Adore You.”

Ryan Lewis is adorable. But not many »

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The Essential Kylie Minogue: Ranking Her Top Ten Tracks

28 May 2014 11:03 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Kylie Minogue has been a star since her teen years on Australia’s Neighbours, but when she branched out into pop music, who knew that she would become a worldwide best-selling superstar?

Today is her 46th birthday, so let’s celebrate one of our greatest allies and icons by ranking her greatest songs. Do you prefer late 80′s “Wouldn’t Change A Thing” Kylie, or “Timebomb” Kylie? Or something in between?

Here’s a good way to start your Essential Kylie Collection.

10. It’S No Secret

Year: 1988

Album: Kylie

Chart Peak: #37

Kylie’s fab debut yielded three top forty singles on the Billboard Hot 100, and while I don’t think “Locomotion” has aged well, the other two are still fresh and fun. “It’s No Secret” is a sweet ballad about a cheating bastard.

9. Love At First Sight

Year: 2002

Album: Fever

Chart Peak: #23

Delirious “Fever” dream, it pulsates and shimmers with giddy delight. »

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