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Why 1980 Was the Best Year in Movie History

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Why 1980 Was the Best Year in Movie History
All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century. Click here for a complete list of our essays. How to decide in the grand scheme of things which film year stands above all others? History gives us no clear methodology to unravel this thorny but extremely important question. Is it the year with the highest average score of movies? So a year that averages out to a B + might be the winner over a field strewn with B’s, despite a few A +’s. Or do a few masterpieces lift up a year so far that whatever else happened beyond those three or four films is of no consequence? Both measures are worthy, and the winner by either of those would certainly be a year not to be sneezed at. But I contend the only true measure of a year’s
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Manning up for The Expendables 2 - The Sylvester Stallone Rampage

Tom Jolliffe mans up in preparation for The Expendables 2, taking in an overdose of explosive action cinema with 'The Sylvester Stallone Rampage'...

Slyvester Stallone’s story has become Hollywood legend. His rise to prominence from someone struggling in the doldrums in his chosen profession mirrored that of his star-making creation, Rocky. Sly’s insistence to take the lead role himself, for his script, despite having no money (and substantial offers for said script) paid off and the rest is history. Sly’s brilliant performance as Rocky promised a lot from him as an actor. His career though took different route and he became part of a breakout new wave of macho action men in the 80s. It was fantastical, flag waving, fist pumping, and a move away from the Westerns of the 60s, and the gritty crime thrillers of the 70s. Beefy bad-asses with a dislike for wearing
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Meet 'The Lords of Salem's Preachy Protagonist

Meet 'The Lords of Salem's Preachy Protagonist
Rob Zombie continues to waste from page space on our site posting one oddball casting after another, this time revealing that Richard Lynch will be joining The Lords Of Salem, filming in just two weeks. Lynch, who will play the protagonist "Reverend John Hawthorne", joins the previously announced Meg Foster, Ernest Thomas, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Torsten Voges, Bruce Dern, Sheri Moon Zombie, Dee Wallace and Billy Drago in the film from the producing team behind Insidious and Paranormal Activity. Richard been in some classic films over the years such as Scarecrow, The Seven-Ups, God Told Me To, The Ninth Configuration and Serpico. You will also remember him as the world's scariest principle in Zombie's Halloween.
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Lords of Salem to Begin Shooting, More Casting News

Rob Zombie has let slip some more details regarding The Lords of Salem . "With only 9 days to go until cameras roll on The Lords Of Salem I thought it was time to let another cast member out into the wild. Richard Lynch has signed on to play Reverend John Hawthorne another key player in the saga of The Lords. He along with Judge Mather get down to some serious business. Christ, these two are the heroes? Richard been in some classic films over the years such as Scarecrow, The Seven-Ups, God Told Me To, The Ninth Configuration and Serpico, You will also remember him as the world's scariest principle in Halloween 2007. Richard has appeared in dozens of TV staples such as Baretta, Police Woman, Bionic Woman, Starsky and Hutch, Battlestar Galactica and The A-Team."...
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