Mel Brooks cement prank at the Chinese Theater

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Mel Brooks put his eleven fingers in cement yesterday at Hollywood's famed Chinese Theater. (Today)

How Stargate inspired a cult following

The science fiction classic is 20 years old. Lisa Granshaw reports on the franchise’s growth and fanbase, and the buzz–and mixed feelings–surrounding its forthcoming big-screen reboot.

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Tripping on Hollywood: We Buy Your Kids' psychotronic movie posters

Australian psychedelic designers We Buy Your Kids turn their third eye to science fiction and cult movie posters for a mind-bending new gallery show.

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Video: Hollywood depictions of texting and the Internet

By Tony Zhou.

Beat Street, an oral history of the 1984 hip-hop film

Wondering Sound presents a fantastic oral history of the classic hip-hop movie Beat Street that was based on an article written for the Village Voice.

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The Warriors: "Baseball Furies' Chase" (1979)

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As we wait patiently for Waxwork Records' promised vinyl soundtrack to The Warriors containing the full and never-released film score, let's enjoy Barry De Vorzon's cinematic komische disco track "Baseball Furies' Chase," below.

Lego trailer for Walking Dead, Season 5

"The Walking Dead Season 5 Trailer." In Lego. (via Devour)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies trailer

It all looks very epic and serious and generally unlike The Hobbit: The Book. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but I'm looking forward to someone making a single 100-minute cut of all three movies minus all the extras. [via]

Trailer for Stephen Hawking movie

The trailer for "The Theory of Everything," the Stephen Hawking biopic based on his first wife Jane Hawking's memoir "Traveling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen."

Warriors, come out to play....

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Last night, my umpteenth viewing of The Warriors, Walter Hill's classic 1979 NYC gang flick, was greatly enhanced by browsing the excellent fan-created "The Warriors Movie Site," particularly the comprehensive guide to the ever-so-stylish gangs.


If The Office wasn't a comedy

The Office (US) sans jokes. (No Jokes, All Plot, via Laughing Squid)

Space alien movie music

Forbidden planetOn BBC Radio 3's "Sound of Cinema," host Matthew Sweet shares terrific film music from movies about extraterrestrials. (via @chris_carter_)

Carpenter, Cronenberg, and Landis on horror (1982)

Horror maestros John Carpenter, David Cronenberg, and John Landis discuss "Fear On Film" in 1982. (via Laughing Squid)

Mark Hamill on the new Star Wars

Hammil"We are just there to lend our support and grow contractually obligated beards," says Mark Hamill on filming Star Wars: Episode 7. (BBC News)

Video: computer hacking in 1980s movies

"80s Computer Hacking: A Supercut." List of movies below:

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