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Live in Frank Sinatra's 1960s mountain hideout, now for sale

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For just under $4 million you can live in Frank Sinatra's Villa Maggio, a five acre home on a mountain above California's Palm Desert.

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Pixar's chief creative officer Jon Lasseter on the evolution of storytelling

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"At that time when we rendered things, everything kind of looked plastic-y," Lasseter says. "Everything looks like plastic, so what if the characters were made of plastic? What if they were... toys?'"

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Winona Ryder to star in new Netflix paranormal TV show

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Winona Ryder signed on as star of a forthcoming Netflix drama about the high weirdness, conspiracy theories, and paranormal reports around the Montauk Project, alleged US government experiments on Long Island involving time travel, psi-ops, and teleportation.

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Dick Van Patten, "Eight Is Enough" dad, RIP

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Dick Van Patten who famously played Tom Bradford on TV's "Eight Is Enough" (1977-1981) and also appeared in several Mel Brooks movies, Westworld, Soylent Green, I Remember Mama, and many other movies and TV shows died today at 86.

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See early designs for Marty McFly's Back to the Future 2 hoverboard

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In 1986, Industrial Light and Magic artist John Bell designed what would become an icon of Hollywood futurism, Marty McFly's Hoverboard from Back To The Future 2.

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JJ Abrams on special make-up fx artist Dick Smith: "He was the Beatles to me.”

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From JJ Abrams's fantastic tribute to Dick Smith, the pioneering SFX make-up artist behind The Exorcist, Scanners, Little Big Man, and so many more:

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Hollywood loves pairing Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, and Scarlett Johansson with older men

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Many were shocked to hear that 37-year-old Maggie Gyllenhaal was deemed “too old” to romance a 55-year-old man on-screen. So Vulture decided to analyze the careers of three younger actresses to see what sort of ages they’re asked to play against.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal told 37 is "too old" to play love interest of a 55-year-old dude

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Remember that time Russell Crowe blamed the lack of roles for older women in Hollywood on the fact that they refuse to play parts their age? Well in case you needed any more proof that his statement is absolute crap, look no further than the latest example of egregious Hollywood sexism.

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Barbra Streisand: bikers and BDSM

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Below, photos of Barbra Streisand doing biker BDSM from a shoot connected to the 1970 film The Owl and The Pussycat. Many more over at Dangerous Minds. The images were used in prop posters for a porn film titled Cycle Sluts starring Streisand's character.

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Soderbergh: study Raiders of the Lost Ark as a silent black & white film

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Director Steven Soderbergh removed the dialogue and color from Raiders of the Lost Ark to fully showcase Spielberg's mastery of visual staging.

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Richard "Jaws" Kiel, RIP

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Richard Kiel who played the steel-toothed Jaws in the James Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979) has died; he was 74 and 7-foot-2.

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)

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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Joaquin Phoenix' forehead face

Joaquin Phoenix has a face in his forehead. (via Devour)

Video: brief history of Hollywood and the movie industry

CineFix's "History of Hollywood In Under 10 Minutes."