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How ‘The Fifth Element’ changed the action star’s career

Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis and Ian Holm The Fifth Element. (Photo: ©Columbia Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection) Sometimes a career makeover also requires a personal makeover. Twenty-five years ago, Bruce Willis — who recently “stepped away” from acting after his family publicly disclosed his aphasia diagnosis — took a major professional risk by attaching himself to the …

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30 years after the ‘Golden Girls’ finale, the show lives on

The friends share one of their funny conversations over cheesecake. (Photo: Touchstone Television/courtesy Everett Collection) Our friendship with Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia is still going strong, 30 years after the finale of The Golden Girls premiered on May 9, 1992. The final show was a huge event, with ratings that are unheard of today. …

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Diane Lane recalls hurting her neck after ’50 takes’ of the same sex scene

Sex scenes are notoriously uncomfortable for most actors to film, for very obvious reasons. They’re not usually an injury hazard, though. That was, however, the case for Diane Lane on the set of Unfaithful, Adrian Lyne’s steamy dramatic thriller in which Lane scored an Academy Award nomination for her visceral portrayal of a suburban New …

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How Marvel’s superhero team-up changed the most from the original script

Would-be blockbusters get written. Then they get rewritten. And sometimes they get rewritten again. Often each round is scripted by a different a writer with a different vision. Which means that there’s plenty of what-might-have-been when it comes to the biggest movies of all time. Take 2012’s The AvengersMarvel’s inaugural assemblage of its A-team superheroes …

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Sam Raimi looks back at Marvel’s first mega-hit, how it helped New Yorkers heal after 9/11

Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst in 2002’s Spider-Man. (Photo: Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection) the first Spider-Man movie opened 20 years ago, on May 3, 2002, a time when superhero movies were far from the box-office behemoths they are in 2022. For every instant comic-based classic like 1978’s Superman and 1989’s Batman in the preceding decades, …

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Why Malcolm McDowell never wants to watch ‘Clockwork Orange’ again

Malcolm McDowell remains steadfastly proud and defiantly protective of A Clockwork OrangeStanley Kubrick’s stylish and subversive 1971 classic in which he starred as the violent criminal antihero experimented on by the government of a dystopian future. He just doesn’t care to ever see it again, thank you. “To be honest, I really couldn’t really stomach …

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Kathy Ireland and Scott Bakula on how comedy predicted real-life female football players

When Necessary Roughness hit theaters three decades ago, the idea of ​​a woman playing in a college football game was pure fantasy. But there was model-turned-actress Kathy Ireland as Lucy Draper, a soccer player recruited to play placekicker on the Texas State University Fightin’ Armadillos after nearly their entire title-winning team is expunged following massive …

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Kate Winslet remembers fainting on the set of ‘Sense and Sensibility’ (exclusive)

Kate Winslet was not barely hanging on in freezing waters (Titanic) or stranded in snow-covered mountains (The Mountain Between Us). But what might otherwise seem like a tame film production, 1995’s Ang Lee-directed Jane Austen adaptation Sense and Sensibilityhad its treacherous moments for the popular British actress. As discussed in a 25th anniversary reunion conversation …

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Revisiting the most controversial movie of the ’80s

C. Thomas Howell and Rae Dawn Chong in 1986’s Soul Man. (Photo: ©New World Pictures/courtesy Everett Co.) Whether it’s the effects of a continually progressing society or the more diabolical wrath of so-called “cancel culture,” there have been countless movies from decades past — fair or not — being re-scrutinized through a contemporary lens in …

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