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3 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

William Shakespeare: Five unconventional movie adaptations

William Shakespeare , whose 450th birthday is being celebrated around the world Wednesday, never seems to go out of vogue for movie directors eager to put their own spin on his classic texts.

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Related Topix: Animation Movies, Hamlet, Music!, Thriller, Crime Movies, Family, Drama Movies, Richard III, History Movies, War Movies, Celebrities, Laurence Olivier, Romeo-Juliet, Ian McKellen, Entertainment

5 hrs ago | Hollywood Reporter

'Speed' Fan Attempts to Collect Every VHS Copy

Ryan Beitz currently owns more than 500 VHS copies of the 1994 film starring Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper and Sandra Bullock.

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Related Topix: Speed, Comedy Movies, Thriller, History Movies, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Celebrities, Dennis Hopper, Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Daniels

9 hrs ago | The Village Voice

WWII Drama Walking with the Enemy Crams a Lot of Big Ideas Into a Small Movie

In the World War II drama Walking with the Enemy , everything unrelated to the actual war feels like a nostalgic grandpa's rose-tinted recollections of the old country.

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Related Topix: To Be or Not to Be, Comedy Movies, War Movies, Drama Movies, Animation Movies, Movies, Entertainment

12 hrs ago | Boston.com

Are you coming to work early enough? Boston workers get in at

A disgruntled computer programmer named Peter, played by Ron Livingston endures another lecture by his boss, played by Gary Cole in this scene from "Office Space."

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Related Topix: Crime Movies, Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Office Space, Ron Livingston, Celebrities, Gary Cole

16 hrs ago | Rediff.com

Mahima, Manisha, Madhuri: Subhash Ghai's leading ladies, THEN and NOW

After 17 years, Ghai will launch yet another actress -- Mishti will play the title role in this week's release, Kaanchi.

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Related Topix: Arts, Cinema, Comedy Movies, Hero, War Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, Musical Movies, Madhuri Dixit, Mahima Chaudhry, Shahrukh Khan, World News, India, Movies, Entertainment

20 hrs ago | Playbill

Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina, Starring Patrick Page, John Cullum ...

Casa Valentina , a new play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein about an upstate colony where heterosexual men dress as women, officially opens on Broadway April 23 at Manhattan Theatre Club 's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, following previews that began April 1. "Back in 1962, most men went to the Catskill Mountains to escape the summer ... (more)

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Related Topix: Torch Song Trilogy, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Independence Day, Comedy Movies, Mrs. Doubtfire, Thriller, Science Fiction Movies, Harvey Fierstein

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Star Online

By my troth! 8 actors who have taken on Romeo, Henry V, Hamlet

From Loki to Shakespeare: Tom Hiddleston as the titular character in 'Henry V' from BBC Two's series of television film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays 'The Hollow Crown'.

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Related Topix: Animation Movies, Hamlet, Music!, Thriller, Crime Movies, Family, Drama Movies, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Sherlock Holmes, Jude Law, Doctor Who, Science Fiction Movies

Brandon Sun

Jarmusch explores love among the undead in 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

Tilda Swinton, left to right, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska and Anton Yelchin appear in a scene from "Only Loves Left Alive" in this undated handout photo.

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Related Topix: Horror Movies, Fright Night, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Anton Yelchin, Drama Movies, Permanent Vacation

Examiner.com

Shakespeare turns 450 tomorrow, so watch the BBC adaptations on Amazon for $1.99

If you love Shakespeare and the BBC, then tomorrow would be a good time to celebrate the Bard's 450th birthday with these rentals! The rental prices are $1.99! So here's just some that you can rent: These classic BBC productions starred many greats like Anthony Hopkins, Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Claire Bloom, Derek Jacobi, and several other names.

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Related Topix: Animation Movies, Hamlet, Music!, Thriller, Crime Movies, Family, Drama Movies, Celebrities, Anthony Hopkins

Film School Rejects

Required Reading: Dudesels in Distress and An MST3K Oral History

" 7 Dudes in Distress Who Needed Saving By Damsels " - Rob Bracken at io9 lists a bunch of bros who were in dire straits until the right woman came along to ensure they didn't die a horrible, horrible death.

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Related Topix: Speed, Comedy Movies, Thriller, History Movies, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies

The Daily Beast

From - Clueless' to CluelessBy Lizzie Crocker

Diapers are 'pseudoscience.' Dairy leaves 'toxic sludge' in your uterus. And whatever you do, don't use tampons! Plus six more claims from the actress's new book of amazing promises.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Clueless, Celebrities, Alicia Silverstone, Parenting

OUPblog

Shakespeare and the music of William Walton

On 23 April 2014 we celebrate the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth.

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Related Topix: Classical, William Walton, Animation Movies, Hamlet, Music!, Thriller, Crime Movies, Family, Drama Movies, Richard III, History Movies, War Movies, Celebrities, Comedy Movies, Laurence Olivier, As You Like It

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Cinema Blend News

Michael Fassbender Plots To Kill A King In New Macbeth Photos

The last directors to really leave their stamp on William Shakespeare's work and get away with it were Sir Kenneth Brannagh and Baz Luhrman.

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Related Topix: Michael Fassbender, Coriolanus, Animation Movies, Hamlet, Music!, Thriller, Crime Movies, Family, Drama Movies

Sunday Herald

Celebrities enjoying a life of excess is nothing new

Sex and drugs and rock and roll may have been a phrase introduced into the world by the late Ian Dury in the post-punk 1970s, but such hedonistic excesses have been around for centuries.

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Related Topix: The Libertine, Drama Movies, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

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Bill Paxton Waiting By His "Batphone" For 'Avatar' Sequel Call

Commenting Rules: Keep the conversation civil and on topic. If your comment does not add to the conversation, it will be removed.

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Related Topix: Avatar, History Movies, Titanic, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Horror Movies, Aliens, Thriller, Science Fiction Movies, Celebrities, Bill Paxton, Email Spam, James Cameron

OhNoTheyDidnt

Julia Roberts's Interview in Wall Street Journal

Julia Roberts on Her Family and Fame The Academy Award winning actress, thankful for the life she shares out of the spotlight with her family, brings her star power to the small screen in HBO's film adaptation of 'The Normal Heart' THE CONCEPT OF FATE comes up a lot in conversation with Julia Roberts.

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Related Topix: Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Closer, Comedy Movies, Erin Brockovich, Mystic Pizza, Biography Movies, Celebrities, Julia Roberts, Wedding, Family, Kids

The Miami Herald

Hollywood lore lures tourists to the TCM tour

There's a Chick-fil-A on the Sunset Boulevard corner where Lana Turner was said to have been discovered, a public school at the former Ambassador Hotel site where Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft filmed their trysts in "The Graduate" and a CVS in the Art Deco building that once housed the offices of Hollywood's chief censor, Will Hays.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood, Comedy Movies, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Drama Movies, Musical Movies, The Graduate, Celebrities, Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft

Examiner.com

Zack Snyder talks about 'Batman vs. Superman' trifecta and realistic violence

Producer/Screenwriter Zack Snyder and Producer Deborah Snyder attend the premiere of Warner Bros.

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Related Topix: Man of Steel, Watchmen, Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Family, Superman, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, California, Henry Cavill

Black Country Bugle

The Stourbridge boy who met Superman

SOME children are lucky enough to meet their heroes but Phil Carr met a superhero when he was introduced to actor Christopher Reeve in 1978.

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Related Topix: Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Family, Superman, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Christopher Reeve

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Examiner.com

Flicks Flashback: Classics 'Never Been Kissed' & 'Girl Next Door' hit milestones

Over a decade ago two films aimed at teens and young adults both hit theaters . Neither lit the box office on fire, but both have managed to become a pop culture cult classics that still have a solid life on cable TV and in the DVD collections of most people who went to school during a certain timeframe.

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Related Topix: Never Been Kissed, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, The Girl Next Door

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