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Jack Nicholson’s 10 Best Movies, Ranked by Rotten Tomatoes

Jack Nicholson is ranked as one of Hollywood’s greatest stars and versatile actor starring in iconic films such as One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Chinatown and The Departed. The actor made his film debut as the lead in the teen drama, The Cry Baby Killer, but his career didn’t take off until appearing in […]

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The Producers of That ‘Easy Rider’ Remake Explain Themselves: ‘Challenge Accepted’

When it was announced last month that a remake to the 1969 classic “Easy Rider” was in the works, some cinephiles reacted, well, badly. To some, the news that Hollywood was taking this generation-defining piece of filmmaking and remaking it seemed akin to treating the original film much like its own iconic, tragic ending, leaving […]

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Bob Rafelson, ‘Five Easy Pieces’ Director and Frequent Jack Nicholson Collaborator, Dead at 89

Bob Rafelson, the writer, director, and producer who helped launch Jack Nicholson’s career while quietly working on some of the most influential films of the ‘60s and ‘70s, has died at the age of 89, his ex-wife Gabrielle Taurek confirmed.Rafelson was best known for writing and directing “Five Easy Pieces” in 1970, which earned him […]

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Bob Rafelson, ‘Five Easy Pieces’ Director and ‘The Monkees’ Co-Creator, Dies at 89

Bob Rafelson, the director, producer and writer who brought a European sensibility to American filmmaking with “Five Easy Pieces” in 1970, died Saturday evening at his home in Aspen, Colo. He was 89 years old.Rafelson’s death was confirmed by his former personal assistant of 38 years, Jolene Wolff, who worked under Rafelson’s production banner Marmont […]

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Andre Holland To Lead Apple TV+ Historical Black Panther Drama Series, The Big Cigar

“The Knick” and “Castle Rock” star Andre Holland is circling “The Big Cigar,” an upcoming Apple TV+ miniseries about Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton and his flight from the FBI to Cuba in the 1970s. Don Cheadle will direct the first two episodes of the six-episode series, which is set to be adapted from a […]

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Chuck Fries, Prolific TV and Film Producer, Dies at 92

Charles “Chuck” Fries, the longtime film and television producer who helped introduce the TV movie concept and shepherded films including “Cat People,” died on Thursday. He was 92.Over his six-decade-plus career, he participated in the production of more than 5,000 episodes of television, 140 television movies and mini-series, and more than 40 theatrical films.Fries oversaw […]

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Silent Running, Year of the Dragon and Rolling Thunder Revue: Jim Hemphill’s Home Video Recommendations

When Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda’s Easy Rider grossed somewhere around 120 times its cost in 1969, the Hollywood studios took notice and began scrambling to find their own Easy Riders, and their own Hoppers and Fondas. Universal executive Ned Tanen’s approach was to start a division that would give young filmmakers creative control provided […]

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Dennis Hopper’s Restored ‘Out Of The Blue’ Is A Devastating Look At Unspoken Abuse [AFI Review]

Some movies feel timely and movies that feel timeless; then, there are the movies that make you feel as if the auteur behind the wheel must have stepped out of a time machine to make it. Dennis Hopper’s long-unavailable “Out of the Blue” – which premiered 40 years ago at the Cannes film festival – […]

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