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‘Aliens,’ ‘Twister’ Actor Bill Paxton Has Died
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SDCC 2013: Edge of Tomorrow panel: Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton, the ultimate character actor, a handsome charmer who could easily be a leading man, but was most known for his hilarious film-stealing scenes in supporting roles throughout his 40-plus year career, has died. The actor who perhaps is best known for his defeated exclamation, “Game Over man, Game Over!” in James Cameron’s 1986 action sequel Aliens died yesterday from complications from surgery. He was 61. Paxton is survived by his second wife and two children.

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Valentine’s Day 2016: 9 Love Stories That Won Best Picture
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Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs Best Picture

With it being Valentine’s Day weekend, and all the buzz of the Oscars coming up later this month, it seemed like a perfect time for a COMBO LIST! When most think of Best Picture winners, you think sprawling historical epics like Gone With the Wind (1939), Lawrence of Arabia (1962) or Ben Hur (1959). War is a good place to find Oscar champions as well, such as Patton (1970), Schindler’s List (1993), and Bridge on the River Kwai (1957). But what about love? What about a sweeping romance? With that idea, I’ve scoured the 87 winners of the Best Picture Oscar and found the nine best love stories. Why nine? Because ten is what you were expecting, and with love being the theme, love should be unexpected and spontaneous… and also I could only really think of these 9. Any of these movies would be great to pop open a bottle of wine, dim the lights, and cuddle up with your significant other.

Check out the 9 choices below.

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Officially Passes ‘Avatar’ As All-Time Domestic Champ
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Star Wars The Force Awakens Header

Everyone knew Star Wars: The Force Awakens would be a monster, and it has not disappointed. In fact, it might just be even bigger than anticipated…if you can believe that. After an explosive arrival saw it shatter a bunch of records, the movie has officially slipped past James Cameron’s Avatar to become the new all-time domestic box office champ.

It took just 20 freakin’ days.

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Oscar-Winning Composer James Horner Dies In California Plane Crash
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James Horner

Film composer James Horner, best known for creating the original music scores to some of the biggest motion pictures of all time, died on Monday after a small aircraft he had been piloting crashed about 60 miles north of Santa Barbara, CA. He was 61.

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Disney In Depth: Blu-ray Review: Ghosts of the Abyss
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"Ghosts of the Abyss" Blu-ray coverDive into this week’s Disney In Depth, an exploration into the documentary Ghosts of the Abyss, cementing director James Cameron as a leader in the efforts to appreciate the misfortunate vessel known as Titanic. This is deep in more ways that one (sorry, I couldn’t resist).

This 2003 feature, released in IMAX 3D, finally pulls into port. Well, rather the Blu-ray 3D (and DVD) home release port. Narrated by and featuring actor Bill Paxton, best known for his roles in adventure films Apollo 13and Titanic, serves as the audience’s captain, so to speak, on Cameron’s mission to survey the whereabouts of the illustrious ship that submerged into the depths of the North Atlantic. Paxton, recruited by Cameron to join him on the expedition led by scientists, historians, and ocean explorers, boards the ship that will take him to the site of its sinking.

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‘The Avengers’ Destroys Opening Weekend Record; Can It Beat ‘Avatar’?
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The Avengers Assemble

It’s looking more and more like it’s going to be a big summer at the box office. If The Hunger Games passing $600 million wasn’t enough (I know, it came out in March—movies don’t follow the seasons accurately), now the ultimate in superhero movies, The Avengers, has arrived, and it is laying waste to all that stand before it.

The movie, which is directed by geek god Joss Whedon, had already scored multiple hundreds of millions of dollars overseas before finally being released this past Friday here in the States. In midnight screenings alone, The Avengers pulled in $18.7 million on its way to a $207.4 million opening weekend. For those keeping track, that makes it the ALL-TIME biggest domestic opening ever recorded, usurping Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2‘s $169.1 million opening weekend as if brushing a particle of dust off one’s shoulder.

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Australian Billionaire Clive Palmer To Remake Titanic Ship
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Titanic

We see Hollywood remaking everything in sight these days, from beloved classics we once thought untouchable to recent blockbuster franchises (or failed attempts at them) that were seen a decade or less ago. But why stop at just remaking movies? Video game remakes look like they could start becoming more popular, but that makes sense. No, no—we the human race need to start thinking really big in terms of our remakes…like, for example, objects of historical relevance, perhaps?

Just a short time after James Cameron’s Titanic re-entered theaters with a shiny new 3D makeover (and added a nice little extra chunk of change to its already massive box office numbers), Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, a mining and tourism tycoon, has announced his plans for Titanic II, a remake of the legendary ship whose fateful maiden voyage ended in tragedy just a little over 100 years ago when it struck an iceberg and sank to the ocean floor, killing 1,517 people on board.

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In Honor Of 4/20, Watch ‘Shit Stoner Girls Say’ Talk ‘Inception’
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Shit Stoner Girls Say

In honor of today being 4/20 and the time being exactly 4:20pm (on the East Coast that is), we thought you’d share this video called “Shit Stoner Girls Say,” directed and edited by Friend of Doom Jessy Jamboree.

Watch the video here below.

Aside from doing a lot of smoking and eating, the stoner girls try to decide which type of weed to smoke before seeing Titanic 3D and also talk about seeing Inception.

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1997’s ‘Titanic’ Breaks China’s Best Opening Record, Passes $2 Billion All-Time
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Titanic

Director James Cameron‘s mega hit Titanic was released 15 years ago now, but it’s not done being a box office force.

The movie—which would go on to win Best Picture and hold the all-time domestic box office record at $600 million for a long, long time…until Cameron’s Avatar came along, of course—was recently re-released in 3D, and is dumping plenty more coin into the pockets of those who made it.

Since being re-released, the movie has already piled on another $200 million—which is how much it cost to make way back when—to its already massive numbers, pushing it past the $2 billion mark worldwide. Perhaps even more impressive, Titanic is now officially the biggest all-time box office opening in China’s history.

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The Geeks Of Doom Round Up 10: Looper and Gaelic Storm
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The Geeks Of Doom Round Up 10: Looper and Gaelic Storm

The tenth episode of The Geeks Of Doom Round Up is here, and Greg reviews the trailer for Looper, directed by Rian Johnson, and starring Bruce Willis, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. For our music selection this week, Andy marks the milestone of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, with some of the music used in the James Cameron film by Gaelic Storm, with their Titanic Set.

Later, we also take a look at Timothy Zahn‘s next upcoming Star Wars novel, which is essentially a crime/heist tale set in the backdrop of the SW galaxy. The book is called Star Wars: Scoundrels and is set to be released towards the end of the year.

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