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Fellow ‘Easy Rider’ Remembers Dennis Hopper

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Celeb News, Obituaries,

Easy Rider: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper

Following , Easy Rider co-star Peter Fonda has come forward with a statement.

“Dennis [Hopper] introduced me to the world of Pop Art and ‘lost’ films. We rode the highways of America and changed the way movies were made in Hollywood. I was blessed by his passion and friendship,” Fonda said of his friend and co-star, who passed away on May 31 due to complications associated with prostate cancer.

Many credit as an historic film, which created a “new Hollywood” to help change filmmaking. Fonda produced the movie, with Hopper directing. The two, along with Terry Southern, were nominated for Best Screenplay in 1970.

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Dennis Hopper Dead at Age 74

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Celeb News, Obituaries,

Dennis Hopper, the two-time Oscar nominee, died in his Venice, CA home today after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 74.

The actor, who was recently given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (you can see video from that March ceremony after jump), was best known for his work in films like Easy Rider, Blue Velvet, Apocalypse Now and . His lengthy career extended back to the 1950s when he first hit the big screen in cinematic classics like Rebel Without a Cause and Giant.

Despite receiving an Academy Award nomination for his writing on 1969’s Easy Rider (a movie he also directed), Hopper’s film and personal career hit a number of lows. Dennis battled drugs and alcohol, produced theatrical bombs (The Last Movie) and weathered five failed marriages (including a nasty divorce shortly before his death).

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: October 20, 2009

Cheri DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • 100 Feet: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Blood: The Last Vampire: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Cheri: DVD
  • Easy Rider: Blu-ray
  • I Am Because We Are: DVD
  • Love N’ Dancing: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Monsoon Wedding (Criterion Collection): DVD, Blu-ray
  • Plains, Trains and Automobiles (“Those Aren’t Pillows” Edition): DVD
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Waterworld: Blu-ray
  • Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: May 26, 2009

New in Town DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Children of Men: Blu-ray
  • Cinderella Man: Blu-ray
  • Falling Down: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Field of Dreams: Blu-ray
  • Killshot: DVD
  • New in Town: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Powder Blue: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves: Blu-ray
  • Seabiscuit: Blu-ray
  • Spy Game: Blu-ray
  • True Romance: Blu-ray

Click here to see the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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In Theaters This Week: August 6, 2008

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

Although Labor Day is still about a month away, several studios have opted to open their movies on Wednesday this week:

Memorable Moments from the Unmemorable Academy Awards

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Awards, Celeb News,

Jon Stewart, Academy Awards

Last night’s Best Actor categories were as predictable as the Best Actress races were surprising.  Yesterday’s ceremony was also as disappointing as it was routine.

For months now, we’d been hearing about several plans being orchestrated for the .  If the writers’ strike was still in effect, the producers swore the telecast would continue with packages that celebrated Oscar’s 80-year history.  Interestingly enough, even with the scribes back at work, the show was still horribly written and crammed with unnecessary fillers.  (Even I could have penned ‘the always Fantastic…Jessica Alba’.)

As it was, the winners appeared to have been given less time last night to accept their awards than ever.  (Which may or may not have been a good thing.)  But did really need to rush his lovely speech to his mother?  Did the organizers have to reshow the previous awards presentations?  Did the AMPAS President really need to waste time explaining how the selection process is done??

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