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Hot Summer Nights

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We've curated a list of “hot summer nights” viewing made to help you turn up the heat just a little bit more courtesy of hot stars including Don Johnson, Renee Zellweger, Matt Dillon, Cybil Shepherd, and Liz Taylor.   So chill out on the couch this weekend with some familiar faces and stream away…. We kick off with The Long Hot Summer starring Don Johnson and Cybill Shepherd. We meet a handsome southern drifter who secures a job at Will Varner's mansion. Varner's daughter and daughter-in-law vie for the handsome drifter’s attention, while he sets his sights on Varner’s fortune. Mark Harmon and Elizabeth Taylor star in  Sweet Bird of Youth , an adaptation of Tennessee William's masterful melodrama about an aging movie star who, appalled by her own image on the screen, flees from her movie premiere and goes into seclusion falling headlong into a sordid affair with Mark Harmon's character, Chance. The brilliant Nicolas Roeg, who helmed the amazing Donald Sutherland st

Tyler Perry and This Year's Oscars: "Don't Hate Anybody"

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This year’s Oscars was certainly a different affair. But one more memorable believe it or not, than years past. It had an intimacy that felt more personal and story-driven than ever before. Tyler Perry said it best, "It is my hope that all of us would teach our kids, and not only to remember, just refuse hate. Don't hate anybody." Kudos to Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher, and Jesse Collins who made the show far more about the stories behind the stories rather than the glitz and glamour ahead of the stories - a noble effort to get us all longing for a return to the movie theaters.   It was fascinating to hear the humble beginnings of the nominees. Some started out by making popcorn in a theater, selling junk out of their car to make ends meet, apprenticing, often for free on an independent film set, or in the case of last night's Humanitarian Award winner Tyler Perry, he was homeless.   We sometimes lose sight of the fact that most in Hollywood were not born in Hollywoo