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Price Is Right Meets David Boreanaz's Seal Team in CBS Primetime Special

Price Is Right Meets David Boreanaz's Seal Team in CBS Primetime Special
Bravo 1 will have Plinko! in his crosshairs when David Boreanaz and other Seal Team cast members bid on utterly fabulous prizes in the first of two Price Is Right primetime holiday specials.

CBS has announced that The Price Is Right at Night: A Holiday Extravaganza With the Cast of Seal Team will air Sunday, Dec. 22 at 8/7c. There, Boreanaz and a few Seal Team costars will welcome an audience full of active-duty military and veterans, while playing for Headstrong Project, a charity which provides mental health treatment for post-9/11 veterans and their families.

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The B-Movie With The Oscar Powered Pedigree – Best of the Best

Tom Jolliffe revisits Best of the Best…

We’ve all seen those trailers before. You may see them predominantly around the time that Oscar baited films begin popping up, in readiness for an Autumn and winter push for Academy recognition. A principal cast loaded with calibre. They get announced on screen. Starring Academy Award winner…, Academy Award winner…, Academy Award nominee… etc. If you look at some films historically, we’ve seen films with four or more cast members who’ve all had some form of Academy recognition in the same film. It affords the film a little gravitas, and the marketers fall upon it with great relish.

Ordinarily these films will be big studio productions. They don’t always turn out brilliantly it must be said. Occasionally these people are brought together in something where clearly, every one of them is after an easy paycheck and the studio itself
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R.I.P. Sonny Landham (1941 – 2017)

Actor Sonny Landham, best known for his role as Native American tracker Billy Sole in 1987’s action classic Predator, has passed away from congestive heart failure, aged 76.

Landham began his career working in X-rated movies in the 1970s, before making his mainstream film debut in Walter Hill’s The Warriors in 1979.

In addition to Predator, Landham’s big screen credits includes roles in the likes of Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs., Action Jackson, Lock Up and Best of the Best 2, as well as guest appearances in the TV shows The A-Team, The Fall Guy and Miami Vice.
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'World of Dance' Premiere: Jennifer Lopez Is Full of Fun, Derek Hough Breaks Out His Ballroom Moves & More!

'World of Dance' Premiere: Jennifer Lopez Is Full of Fun, Derek Hough Breaks Out His Ballroom Moves & More!
Attention dance fans -- World of Dance is about to be your new favorite show!

Hosted by Step Up star Jenna Dewan Tatum and executive produced by Jennifer Lopez, the latest dance competition show premiered Tuesday on NBC, and as expected, it was highly entertaining from beginning to end.

Watch: Jennifer Lopez and Jenna Dewan Tatum Slay Fierce Dance Routine Ahead of 'World of Dance'

Joined by Dancing With the Stars alum Derek Hough and singer/dancer Neyo at the judges' table, Lopez, chic in a bright red Valentino dress and matching lip, was all smiles while meeting the first round of contestants as she made her Wod debut.

"There's been dance shows, but we wanted to create the Olympics of dance," the singer, who was formerly a judge on American Idol, explained. "This is the chance to say, 'I am the best in the world.'"

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If you haven't watched just yet, brace yourself
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The Best Of The Best – The Greatest Cinematographers and the Films that made them great

Author: Dave Roper

So, we come to the end of this particular series. We’ve covered a number of aspects of the creative input into film-making, including actors, actresses, writers composers, and directors (in two parts). We’ve stopped short of costume, make-up, special effects, art design and others, however our final stop is Cinematography. The Dop exerts plenty of influence over the look of the film. Yes, lighting, production design and the director’s vision are key too, but the consistency and persistence with which certain directors stick with and return to a trusted Dop shows just how much they contribute.

Darius KhondjiSeven

Seven has a unique visual aesthetic. Plenty of films have gone for the “always raining, always dark” approach, but contrast Seven with something like AvP: Requiem for a shining example of how hard it is to pull off effectively. And contrast is the word. Seven
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The Best Of The Best – The Greatest Composers And The Scores That Made Them Great

Author: Dave Roper

With Actors, Directors, Actresses and Screenwriters under our collective belt and Cinematographers still to come, we presently turn our eye towards Composers, whose music lends so much to the films they work on.

As with the other lists, credit is given for not merely one or two sterling scores, but rather a consistently excellent body of work with specific stand-out films. To be blunt, this is a trickier prospect than it at first appears. Just because a film is terrific or well-loved doesn’t necessarily mean that the score is itself a standout. We begin with perhaps the most obvious and celebrated film composer of them all…..

John WilliamsStar Wars

Goodness me. The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno, Earthquake, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Long Goodbye, Catch Me If You Can, Star Wars, Close Encounters, Star Wars, Superman, Et, Born on the Fourth of July,
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Kid Channels Duke Silver to Cover Livin’ on a Prayer with his Saxophone

His name is Daehan Choi. He’s 18 years old and he’s from South Korea. This video was published in January of this year and has 193,000 views. I personally think it deserves to hit the 1 million mark so as of this posting I fully expect it to hit 193,001. As far as it hitting a million, that’s up to you guys. But come on. First of all, the name Daehan is incredible because is the same name as the bad guy in the 80s classic karate movie Best of the Best. Second of all, look at this kid.

Kid Channels Duke Silver to Cover Livin’ on a Prayer with his Saxophone
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The Best Of The Best -The Greatest Actresses and the roles that made them great

Author: Dave Roper

Actors, Writers, Directors, they all have their part to play and all have their echelons of excellence. For every Scorsese working at the top of their game, there’s a journeyman like Peter Berg and then a hack like McG (sorry to any McG fans out there). It’s all (obviously) much the same with the greatest actresses too – some consistently hit high notes, others work faithfully but perhaps unexceptionally and others struggle to ever escape derivative and low-brow work. Here are a few who fall squarely in the first group.

Susan SarandonDead Man Walking

Susan Sarandon is often underappreciated and underrated for her versatility. Consider the contrast between her campaigning, gracious nun in Dead Man Walking, her feisty southerner in Thelma & Louise, her boo-hiss Queen in Enchanted, the comparative gentleness (but definitely not blandness) of her roles in Robot & Frank and Elizabethtown and the oomph
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The Best Of The Best – The Greatest Directors and the film which made them great Part 2

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Author: Dave Roper

The Directors, The Auteurs, the Commanders of the Ship, Masters of All They Survey. This is the second of this two-part series on the greatest directors with more of cinematic luminaries under the spotlight. You can see the first part of this article here. You can catch up with the greatest writers, and the greatest actors here.

Here’s Part Two.

Howard HawksThe Big Sleep

Hawks, like his peer Billy Wilder, proved a genre-hopping master. Like Wilder, he had his crime/noir masterpieces (Scarface, The Big Sleep) and his comedies (Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday). Hawks also did a strong line in westerns, with Red River and Rio Bravo the best known and best regarded of this latter-career focus of his. As with any director who covers a lot of thematic ground during their career, it can be difficult to choose a “Best”, as you
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The Best Of The Best – The Greatest Directors and the film which made them great Part 1

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Author: Dave Roper

The Directors, The Auteurs, the Commanders of the Ship, Masters of All They Survey. Too much credit is undoubtedly given to them (film is as collaborative an artistic medium as any), but at the same time they still exert incomparable influence over the end product. We’ve recently looked at writers, with whom all films originate, then to the actors, and now we turn to the greatest directors and all they do to hold the infernal enterprise together.

We can only speculate on what might have been, had Charles Laughton followed up on the unbelievable promise of his debut Night of the Hunter. But he never directed again and so is regrettably out of the running. But hopefully there remains a little something for everyone below and of course the intention is to stimulate debate so by all means add a comment for any glaring omissions.

Steven Spielberg
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The Best Of The Best – The Greatest Writers and the scripts that made them great

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Author: Dave Roper

Having scoured the ranks of actors to draw up a shortlist of the best of them and then a selection of their best work, we now move on to consider the best work by the greatest writers. This can be a harder thing to judge, given that there will often be a team of writers, or polishing work is done on a script that is otherwise someone else’s work. Quentin Tarantino did some polishing on Crimson Tide, but by contrast his script for Natural Born Killers is much less distinctively his, bearing as it does a lot of Oliver Stone’s fingerprints. What we will (try to) focus on are those writers who rather than being hacks for hire have instead crafted something all their own and seen it transition relatively unmolested to the screen.

As with the Best of the Best of the Actors, we
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The Best Of The Best: The Greatest Movie Actors and the roles that made them great

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Author: Dave Roper

The prospective candidates for admission to MiB were hand-picked because they were the best of the best of the best. That’s a lot of superlatives. Eric Roberts and Chris Penn were two of the more unlikely members of a Tae Kwon Do team that took on Korea in The Best of the Best and across pretty much every athletic and artistic theatre of endeavour you can think of, debate rages as to who is the best of the best. Today we look at the greatest movie actors.

This new series of articles is not intended to lay such arguments to rest. Instead it will hopefully prompt some discussion and (polite) debate as we consider, within certain film-making disciplines, who might be considered to be the best and what is their best work. Highly subjective, of course, but that is whence springs healthy debate. We’ll get to actresses,
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Why The VHS Tape Changed Films

This week, Neil Calloway remembers the humble VHS tape with fondness…

With VCRs no longer being produced, the death knell of videotapes has finally come. In reality, its heyday only lasted at most twenty years – from the 1980s to the year 2000, overtaken by DVDs, hard disc recorders, Blu-rays and now streaming services.

VHS – and its rival Betamax (the competition was a prelude to the Blu-ray vs HD-DVD wars of the early 21st Century) – were revolutionary in terms of movie watching. Films went from something you had to catch at the cinema, or on TV (one of the three TV channels available if you were in the UK) to something you could watch – repeatedly – in the comfort of your own home. Sure, before, a few people had projectors and 16mm prints of films, but now you could pause, rewind, stop films and even fast forward through the boring bits. Or, for teenage boys,
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Video: Nine Actors Whose Careers Got a Big Boost from Quentin Tarantino

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Video: Nine Actors Whose Careers Got a Big Boost from Quentin Tarantino
What jumps to mind when you hear the phrase "Quentin Tarantino movie"? Hyperviolence? A bunch of different B-movies pastiched into something new? A lot of dialogue with a lot of bad language? That one "F" word in particular? Any of those could be right, but there's another thing many of Tarantino's movies have in common: a big, meaty role for an actor who's maybe in need of a career boost. In the case of the Tarantino movie currently in theaters, The Hateful Eight, the role is that of Daisy Domergue, a wily, foul-mouthed criminal played by Jennifer Jason Leigh. Now Leigh hasn't been without work.
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The Best of the Best at Heroes and Villains FanFest: San Jose

Fan conventions are cropping up everywhere these days. From the small to the large, from Walker Stalker to San Diego Comic-Con, there’s no shortage of conventions specially tailored for the ultimate fan. What makes a true fan experience, though, is a convention that has both the conventional star elements of a big event and the natural interaction between star and fan. The first Heroes and Villains FanFest was not only the ultimate fan experience, but it produced a gold mine of information on upcoming episodes of Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The two-day convention had everything! It had the typical autograph and photo booths, vendors galore, and the most exciting element of all, the panels. Of course, cosplay was well done, with many fans representing their favorite alter egos, from the Green Arrow, to the Evil Queen from Once Upon a Time, to a pint-sized Felicity Smoak.
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Candice, Kate, Miranda and Rosie Are Simply The Best

Bringing some serious sex appeal to it's Fall 2015 issue, V magazine recruited some of the hottest models around for their "Best of the Best" issue.

Photographed by Sebastian Faena and styled by Julia Von Boehm, the drool-inducing editorial features top models Kate Upton, Candice Swanepoel, Miranda Kerr, Lily Donaldson, Joan Smalls and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and more stripping down to sexy lingerie.

In the spread Upton poses on her back, wearing a white mesh body suit with a pair of La Perla briefs while carefully covering her chest. In another snap recently engaged Candice Swanepoel shows off her long blonde locks in pair of lace leggings and a strategically placed pillow. Not to be outdone Miranda Kerr, showed off her supermodel figure in a La Perla mesh body suit and white thong.
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10 Best (And Worst) Comic Book Movie Villains

A few days ago, fellow users DrDoom and GliderMan posted a couple of great articles listing their favorite villains of the Marvel Films. You can read them here and here. But I thought to myself, why limit ourselves to just Marvel villains? So here are ten of the greatest — and ten of the not-so-greatest — villains from all sorts of comic book movies, from superheroes to crime dramas to Japanese manga. Disclaimer: these choices simply reflect My opinion. I'm not trying to state them as if this list is fact or anything like that ... 'cause it's not. Best Of The Best 10.) The Winter Soldier (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) Played By: Sebastian Stan I might be biased here, since I’m a big admirer of Ed Brubaker’s Captain America run. Out of all the villains from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Winter Soldier is my favorite. Yeah, you could argue
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Hear ‘Darren and the Greasy Funk’ From Scharpling & Wurster’s Massive New Boxed Set

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Hear ‘Darren and the Greasy Funk’ From Scharpling & Wurster’s Massive New Boxed Set
On May 12, the Numero Group label released the massive The Best of the Best Show, a collection of Wfmu comedy Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster's prank calls. At 16 CDs and with more than 20 hours of material, one could probably add "All" to the collection's title and get away with it. Even at this size, the collection is something close to essential for fans of the duo's deadpan, often surreal comedy. "Darren and the Greasy Funk," which you can listen to below, is a prime example of what these guys do, and along with the track, we've got Scharpling and Wurster's own recollection of how the call came about. Enjoy!Tom Scharpling: Hi, Jon. The impetus for this call started with an Allen Toussaint show you went to in North Carolina, right? Jon Wurster: Yes. In August of 2007, I went to see New Orleans jazz legend Allen Toussaint
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 1989

From a crazy early Nic Cage role to a lesser-known film starring Robert De Niro, here's our pick of 25 underappreciated films from 1989...

Ah, 1989. The year the Berlin Wall came down and Yugoslavia won the Eurovision Song Contest. It was also a big year for film, with Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade topping the box office and Batman dominating the summer with its inescapable marketing blitz.

Outside the top 10 highest-grossing list, which included Back To The Future II, Dead Poets Society and Honey I Shrunk The Kids, 1989 also included a plethora of less commonly-appreciated films. Some were big in their native countries but only received a limited release in the Us and UK. Others were poorly received but have since been reassessed as cult items.

From comedies to thrillers, here's our pick of 25 underappreciated films from the end of the 80s...

25. An Innocent Man

Disney, through its Touchstone banner, had high hopes for this thriller,
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The Best of the Best ‘Friends’ Season 10 Episodes

It seems like the end of an era, just like when Friends ended its amazing ten-season run on NBC back in the May of 2004. We are up to the tenth and final week of TVOvermind’s selection of the top episodes of each and every season of the hilarious comedy that brought us such catchphrases as “Pivot,” “We were on a break,” and “She’s your lobster.” We hope you enjoyed finding out our top picks for Friends episodes and used it as a helpful guide when deciding which ones to binge-watch on Netflix (or you could have just watched all 230+ episodes in a non-stop marathon—definitely nothing wrong with that). So here is our list of the three best episodes of Friends season ten. This is the season that Joey learns to speak French, Phoebe ties the knot, and Ross famously decides to get a tan. “The One with Ross’s…
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