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'Wrath of Khan' director reveals how he killed Spock in the 1982 blockbuster

‘Wrath of Khan’ director reveals how he killed Spock in the 1982 blockbuster

[ad_1] Kirk (William Shatner) bids farewell to Spock (Leonard Nimoy) in the emotional finale of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. (Photo: Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection) It’s been forty years since Spock put the needs of the many ahead of the needs of the few — or the one — in the final moments of …

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'Smokey and the Bandit' star Paul Williams talks Burt Reynolds, sobriety and why the 1977 blockbuster makes him feel 'like a Beatle'

‘Smokey and the Bandit’ star Paul Williams talks Burt Reynolds, sobriety and why the 1977 blockbuster makes him feel ‘like a Beatle’

[ad_1] Pat McCormick and Paul Williams as Big Enos and Little Enos in Smokey and the Bandit. (Photo: Courtesy Everett Collection) Han Solo may be the galaxy’s best smuggler, but back here on terra firma, no one outraces the Bandit. Forty-five years ago, Smokey and the Bandit went head to head with Star Wars over …

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Here's how Ernest Day 2022 will celebrate Jim Varney, 35 years of 'Ernest Goes to Camp'

Here’s how Ernest Day 2022 will celebrate Jim Varney, 35 years of ‘Ernest Goes to Camp’

[ad_1] Jim Varney as Ernest P. Worrell in Ernest Goes to Camp. (Photo: ©Buena Vista Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection) Attention Kamp Kikakee alums: You can go home again. Thirty-five years ago, Tennessee’s own Montgomery Bell State Park turned its historic Group Camp One over to the cast and crew of Ernest Goest to Camp, starring local …

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How 'The Fifth Element' changed the action star's career

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

[ad_1] Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis and Ian Holm in 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 …

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'Ishtar' was a box office disaster and a 'Golden Girls' punchline — now it's a cult comedy favorite

‘Ishtar’ was a box office disaster and a ‘Golden Girls’ punchline — now it’s a cult comedy favorite

[ad_1] Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty are stranded in the desert in the legendary 1987 box office bomb, Ishtar. (Photo: Columbia Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection) When is a big-budget cinematic comedy also a punchline itself? When that comedy is Ishtar, the notorious box office bomb that became the literal poster child for expensive Hollywood flops. Released …

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'Poison Ivy' director explains why Drew Barrymore's 1992 erotic thriller couldn't be made today

‘Poison Ivy’ director explains why Drew Barrymore’s 1992 erotic thriller couldn’t be made today

[ad_1] Drew Barrymore and Sara Gilbert in Katt Shea’s 1992 cult hit, Poison Ivy. (Photo: Kimberly Wright / ©New Line / Courtesy Everett Collection) Kid actors — they grow up so fast. When multiplex audiences first met Drew Barrymore, she was a cherubic six-year-old scene-stealer in Steven Spielberg’s 1982 family blockbuster, E.T. the Extraterrestrial. Ten …

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

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

[ad_1] 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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How Ellen DeGeneres came out on primetime television 25 years ago

How Ellen DeGeneres came out on primetime television 25 years ago

[ad_1] Ellen Degeneres and Oprah Winfrey on “The Puppy Episode” of Ellen. (Photo: ABC/Getty Images) Editor’s Note: This oral history was originally published in 2017. It has been updated to reflect recent events. No puppies were harmed — in fact, no puppies appear at all — in “The Puppy Episode.” But when it premiered 25 …

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