Can George Cooney, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt compete with heartthrobs like Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Henry Fonda, Marlon Brando or James Dean? Streampix offers a great proving ground, as we examine the Ten Top Hollywood hunk performances that are part of its extensive collection.
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Cult films may be considered modern-day classics like John Ford’s “The Searchers,” which wasn’t even nominated for a major Oscar when it came out in 1956 to such would-be exploitation fare as Alex Cox’s mixed genre 1984 end-of-world noir spoof “Repo Man.” Here’s a selection of Streampix’s 10 top cult films:
Hollywood made its name on the great westerns directed by the likes of John Ford, Howard Hawks, Anthony Mann, Monte Hellman, John Sturges, Raoul Walsh, Nicholas Ray, Budd Boetticher and Sam Peckinpah. This month, Streampix celebrates one of filmdom’s most enduring genres with a curated selection that spotlights some of the best “horse operas” on the site.
With awards season in full swing, we’ve already covered Streampix’s Best Picture Oscar winners and nominees, so let’s take a look at some of the most memorable characters in the collection, some of whom took home top acting honors—including Denzel Washington, Jack Nicholson and Charlton Heston, while others were inexplicably overlooked, including John Wayne, Al Pacino, Elizabeth Blanchett and Kathleen Turner.
“Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” “Go ahead, make my day.” “I’ll be back…” “Well, nobody’s perfect.” These quotes—from “Gone with the Wind,” “Dirty Harry,” “The Terminator” and “Some Like It Hot,” respectively—have gone from the movie screens of yore to be imprinted indelibly into our consciousness.
The acclaimed, 10-part HBO series ‘The Pacific‘ continues it’s violent slog across the Pacific. Last week, in episode three, the marines finished their four-month ordeal on Guadalcanal. Physically and mentally… More
Shatner’s Animated: Now that ‘Boston Legal’ is off the air and the ‘Stark Trek’ film didn’t need his services, William Shatner has plenty of time on his hands. So he’s… More
True Grit is considered a western classic, and it won John Wayne his only Academy Award. Joel and Ethan Coen made the most recent western classic, if that’s what you… More