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14 Perfect, Over-the-Top Lines From ‘Predator’ Movies (Photos)

14 Perfect, Over-the-Top Lines From ‘Predator’ Movies (Photos)
As movie franchises go, the “Predator” films have an abundance of iconic, over-the-top, ridiculously quotable lines — way more than a normal film series. It’s likely due to the franchise’s semi-unusual combination of interesting science fiction, ’80s action movie machismo, and surprising willingness to be extremely campy. It results in movies full of lines that are absurd and yet perfectly reasonable when fighting an alien safari hunter that turns people’s skulls into trophies.

Here’s a rundown of 14 great, weird and goofy lines from “Predator,” “Predator 2,” and the newly released Shane Black movie “The Predator.”

“What’s the matter? The CIA got you pushing too many pencils?”

Everyone knows the shot of Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Dillon (Carl Weathers) greeting each other by grabbing hands and flexing their ridiculously big arms, but Dutch’s line making fun of Dillon for getting slightly soft thanks to his desk
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James Franco movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘127 Hours,’ ‘The Disaster Artist,’ ‘Milk’

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James Franco movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘127 Hours,’ ‘The Disaster Artist,’ ‘Milk’
Season 2 of “The Deuce” is now debuting on HBO. The series stars James Franco, who also produces the program and directs some episodes. He has developed a pretty notable resume since he first came to audience’s attention on the low rated but highly acclaimed TV series “Freaks and Geeks.”

A year after that NBC show ended, Franco found fame in a highly praised TV biography of James Dean for which he won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Emmy award. That success led Franco to a film career which has run the gamut from superhero blockbusters to Oscar nominated prestige films.

It hasn’t all been a smooth ride for Franco though. In 2010 he should have been at the peak of his profession since he had just received his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor for the film “127 Hours.” Unfortunately for Franco, he agreed to act
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Exclusive preview: How Expedition Unknown’s Josh Gates helped solve case of stolen ruby red slippers from The Wizard of Oz

Back in July, we shared the news that Expedition Unknown star Josh Gates was involved in the recovery efforts of the stolen ruby red slippers worn in the iconic film, The Wizard of Oz. The theft of the ruby red slippers was a huge deal and considered one of the most infamous thefts of iconic Hollywood memorabilia to date. The sparkly stunners were worn by the lead actress, Judy Garland, cast as Dorothy Gale in MGM’s 1929 film about a young woman who dreamt of leaving Kansas for bigger and better things, only to find there was “no place like […]

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Original Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers Recovered After Being Stolen 13 Years Ago

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A genuine piece of cinema and pop culture history has been recovered by the FBI. One of only four pairs of Judy Garland's ruby red slippers from The Wizard of Oz were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota more than a decade ago in August of 2005. After years of searching, the slippers have been recovered following a year-long investigation. Special Agent Christopher Dudley, who led the investigation from the FBI's Minneapolis Division, had this to say.

"From the outset our top priority was the safe recovery of the slippers. we are still working to ensure that we have identified all parties involved in both the initial theft and the more recent extortion attempt for their return. This is very much an active investigation."

The FBI was working from a tip they received in summer 2017. An individual came to the company that insured the slippers, saying
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FBI Recovers Stolen ‘Wizard of Oz’ Ruby Slippers

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FBI Recovers Stolen ‘Wizard of Oz’ Ruby Slippers
The ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” are finally returning home.

Thirteen years after the pair of sparkly shoes was stolen from a Minnesota museum, the FBI announced on Tuesday it had recovered the costume pieces during a summer sting operation.

“At the heart of nearly every art crime, we see greed woven into the fabric of the scheme — greed to take it, and greed to profit from its return,” Jill Sanborn, special agent in charge of the Minneapolis Division of the FBI, said in a statement. “Dorothy’s slippers are a treasured piece of Americana, and we are hoping members of the public can help us better fill in the details that will finish the script of this mystery so we can hold accountable all those who were behind the scheme.”

The shoes were insured for $1 million and an anonymous donor offered another $1 million for their safe return,
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Ruby Slippers found: Who stole Judy Garland’s famous shoes and when?

The famous ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz have been found. The slippers were stolen 13 years ago from a museum in Grand Rapids in what can only be described as a well-planned robbery. At the time, police were left with nothing but a museum denying an inside job and a pair of very valuable red shoes missing. The shoes were estimated to be around $2-3 million in value, if not more. Needless to say, the museum really wanted the shoes back. According to CNN, the ruby slippers have been recovered after 13 years. The police have revealed that […]

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There's No Place Like Home! The Wizard of Oz's Ruby Slippers Found 13 Years After Theft

There's No Place Like Home! The Wizard of Oz's Ruby Slippers Found 13 Years After Theft
Tap your heels together three times, and you just might find a missing piece of movie memorabilia.

A pair of The Wizard of Oz‘s iconic ruby slippers stolen 13 years ago have been found. The slippers had been missing since they were snatched from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota — Garland’s hometown — in 2005.

The FBI held a conference Tuesday about the recovery of the slippers. Special Agent Christopher Dudley, who led the investigation from the FBI’s Minneapolis Division, explained how the FBI got involved and managed to recover the prized memorabilia during an undercover operation in Minneapolis.
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Missing Pair Of Dorothy's Ruby Red Slippers Have Reportedly Been Found After A Decade

There's no place like home! For Dorothy's ruby red slippers, of course. This iconic statement has never been truer now that her stolen pair from The Wizard of Oz has reportedly been found after a decade. The pair was previously snatched from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Mn, in 2005 after someone smashed the window at the museum. However, according to the New York Post, the FBI plans to release details on the finding of these shoes 13 years later. They were previously insured at a whopping $1 million considering an anonymous donor offered the hefty award to anyone who found the slippers, but the offer expired after the tenth anniversary of them going missing. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Technically, there are multiple pairs of ruby-red slippers floating around. One pair was acquired by the National Museum of American History, for example, while actress Debbie Reynolds owned another. Actually, a
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Stolen ‘Wizard of Oz’ Ruby Slippers Recovered After 13 Years

Stolen ‘Wizard of Oz’ Ruby Slippers Recovered After 13 Years
A pair of stolen iconic ruby slippers Judy Garland wore in 1939’s The Wizard of Oz may soon be making their way home after being taken from a museum 13 years ago, CBS News reports. The slippers were recovered during a joint investigation between the Grand Rapids Police Department in Minnesota and the FBI.

In August 2005, a burglar broke into the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, MN, the town where the actress, who played The Wizard of Oz lead character Dorothy, was born. The burglar entered through the museum’s
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Stolen Ruby Slippers From ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Found After 13 Years

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Stolen Ruby Slippers From ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Found After 13 Years
A years-long search for Dorothy’s ruby red slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz is over.

The FBI recovered the slippers that had been stolen in 2005 from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, authorities said Tuesday.

Officials have not released details of how the famous shoes were recovered. A press conference is scheduled Tuesday afternoon with officials from the Minneapolis FBI, the North Dakota U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Grand Rapids Police Department.

The shoes reportedly were insured for $1 million.

The shoes are one of several pairs that were custom made for Garland in the film.

At least two of the existing pairs are owned by private collectors. One pair has been on display in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington since 1979. In 2012, Leonardo DiCaprio led a group of donors in purchasing a pair to
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Robert De Niro Has Absolutely No Plans To Retire From Acting Anytime Soon (Exclusive)

A few days shy of his 75th birthday on Aug. 17, Robert De Niro hit the beach in Santa Monica, CA and took a dip in the Pacific. Though he’s marking his 50th year as a movie star, he’s never gone Hollywood — his hometown is where his heart is. "Hollywood is a place, an industry, and a state of mind," Robert has said. "But New York, New York is home." That’s where the most important people in his life are. "To me, family is everything," he shared. "My wife, Grace, my children, my grandkids [are] my entertainment, my art, my passion." Family has always come first for Robert, even though his parents — painters Robert De Niro Sr. and Virginia Admiral — divorced when he was only two years old. His dad came out as gay, and the family remained close; when Robert Sr. was stricken with cancer, Virginia cared for him,
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'Cats' Is Leaping To The Big Screen Next Christmas — A Movie 38 Years In The Making

Cats, the famed musical production from Andrew Lloyd Webber, is finally coming to movie screens, with Universal Pictures just announcing a Dec. 20, 2019, release date. Considering that the show was first staged way back in 1981 (two years before coming to Broadway), that's a really long time to wait for an adaptation. Wicked — and its alternate take on the The Wizard of Oz — is reaching theaters in 2020, only 17 years after its debut. That's like an express train in comparison! Andrew, who was coming off of some pretty massive stage successes like Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita, took inspiration for the show from T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, crafting a story of a tribe of cats known as the Jellicles, and focusing on the night that one of them will be chosen to ascend to Heaviside Layer, to be reborn into a new life. Now cats, as we all know,
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1954 Oscar Flashback: Judy Garland classic from ‘A Star is Born’ loses Best Original Song to Frank Sinatra standard

1954 Oscar Flashback: Judy Garland classic from ‘A Star is Born’ loses Best Original Song to Frank Sinatra standard
This article marks Part 6 of the Gold Derby series analyzing 84 years of Best Original Song at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the timeless tunes recognized in this category, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the Academy Awards winners.

The 1954 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

The High and the Mighty” from “The High and the Mighty

“The Man That Got Away” from “A Star Is Born

“Hold My Hand” from “Susan Slept Here

Three Coins in the Fountain” from “Three Coins in the Fountain

“Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)” from “White Christmas

Won: “Three Coins in the Fountain” from “Three Coins in the Fountain

Should’ve won: “The Man That Got Away” from “A Star Is Born

Sure, the 1954 Oscar ceremony could have gone a lot worse. “On the Waterfront” and leading man Marlon Brando could have, for instance, fallen
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NBC's Bob Greenblatt Pens Heartfelt Tribute to Craig Zadan (Guest Column)

NBC's Bob Greenblatt Pens Heartfelt Tribute to Craig Zadan (Guest Column)
It's with a heavy heart that I write of my appreciation and love for producer Craig Zadan, who died shockingly last week. He was my friend and kindred spirit in putting musicals on television, and some of the most joyful moments in my life came from working with him — or just watching one of his movies.

Long ago I dubbed Craig and Neil Meron, his producing partner of 45 years, the most prolific producers of musicals since the great Arthur Freed (Singin' in the Rain, American in Paris, The Wizard of Oz). Neil and I, along with Craig's ...
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Showbiz History: Cheers, The Wizard of Oz, Beach Rats

10 random things that happened on this day, August 25th, in showbiz history...

1885 Silent film master G.W. Pabst (Pandora's Box) born in Germany.

1918 Today is the Centennial of composer Leonard Bernstein. We've been posting a three part West Side Story tribute that I hope you will all read and comment on! Part 3 later today, apologies for the 24 hour delay.

←1939 The Wizard of Oz arrives in movie theaters. Though popular in its initial release, the 9th highest grossing film of its year and a Best Picture nominee, the budget was high enough that MGM recorded a loss of $1 million...
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Abbi Jacobson On Her Princess Role in Netflix’s ‘Disenchantment’: “She’s Flawed, Gets F-d Up”

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Abbi Jacobson On Her Princess Role in Netflix’s ‘Disenchantment’: “She’s Flawed, Gets F-d Up”
This is not your typical Disney princess tale.

Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobson found herself attracted to Bean, the less-than-perfect princess at the center of Matt Groening’s animated comedy-fantasy series, Disenchantment.

“I would have auditioned for anything with Matt’s name on it. I didn’t know how great this would be,” said Jacobson in comments today during the Television Critics Association press tour. “Bean is a different princess. She’s flawed and gets fucked up. I find it so relatable.”

The 10-episode series, which debuts Aug. 17, follows the misadventures of Bean and the gang which are voiced by a notable cast of comedic actors. Jacobson is joined by Nat Faxon and Eric Andre voice Elfo and Luci respectively.

“It’s the role I was born to play,” said Andre, “He’s an instigator. He’s the literal and figurative devil on her shoulder, and I am a demon from hell in real life.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Blu ray

Kino Lorber Home Video

1938 / 1.33:1 / Street Date July 10, 2018

Starring Tommy Kelly, May Robson, Marcia Mae Jones

Cinematography by James Wong Howe

Directed by Norman Taurog

Though Hemingway suggested “all modern American literature” comes from Huckleberry Finn, a case could be made for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as the great American campfire tale.

David Selznick’s picaresque film version of Mark Twain’s bucolic farce plays out through the producer’s rose-colored glasses – an elegy to “the beautiful past, the dear and lamented past.” The brisk adaptation by screenwriter John Weaver (only 91 minutes) is a laundry list of Tom’s greatest hits – his graveyard vigil with Huck Finn, the pirate escapade, the hair-raising cavern finale – all are adventures ingrained in the collective unconscious of most sentient human beings – even those who never cracked a book.

Directed by Norman Taurog, a man who specialized
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Orange Is the New Black Season 6 Premiere Recap: 'This Is Not Home'

Orange Is the New Black Season 6 Premiere Recap: 'This Is Not Home'
Warning: The following contains spoilers from Orange Is the New Black Season 6, Episode 1. Looking for the previous Orange Is the New Black recap? Click here.

Orange Is the New Black heads to max in Season 6, which was first released on Friday. The premiere episode, titled “Who Knows Better Than I,” catches us up with most of the inmates we last saw awaiting capture in the basement bunker. They’ve since been placed in administrative segregation since getting caught.

The episode starts off on a playful note. We pan in on Suzanne, who’s in her cell talking to an imaginary friend.
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The Night Stalker (1972) and The Night Strangler (1973) 4K Restorations Coming to Blu-ray This October from Kino Lorber

Before the influential Kolchak: The Night Stalker series aired on ABC in the mid-’70s, Darren McGavin brought the titular investigative reporter to life for the first time in the 1972 TV movie The Night Stalker, which is getting a 4K restoration Blu-ray release from Kino Lorber this October, along with its 1973 sequel, The Night Strangler.

Announced on Facebook and Twitter, The Night Stalker and The Night Strangler Blu-rays will be released on October 2nd in the Us. Each release will come with a new 4K restoration, a new audio commentary with film historian Tim Lucas, and other new special features.

Below, we have the announcements from Kino Lorber, as well as a look at the new cover art by Sean Phillips. Let us know if you'll be adding these releases to your home media collection, and in case you missed it, read Scott Drebit's It Came From the Tube column
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Goblins, Monsters, Brown Loafers and Paranoid Schizophrenia: The true nature of Labyrinth

Tom Jolliffe goes deep underground in the Labyrinth to uncover a darker underbelly…

Having recently celebrated a 32nd anniversary, the cult kids classic, Labyrinth has grown in reputation over the years. Initially an unsuccessful theatrical release, critically dismissed (as many kids films tended to be then), it has spent the best part of 32 years invading the brain stems of cinefans, through video, TV, DVD and more recently specialist screenings and re-releases. Labyrinth is now a huge cult film with a massive following. From those who grew up in the 80’s and having seen it upon it’s initial creation, to the new audiences who pick it up along the way.

It’s not just new kids it enraptures these days either. Whilst on the surface it is a kids film, it has a wickedly impish sense of humour from the dry, sarcastic delivery of David Bowie as chief villain of the piece,
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