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Bryan Cranston to Bring Hollywood’s Great, Notorious Screenwriter Back to Life

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Now that summer blockbuster season is over, it’s time for some real-life heroes. Dalton Trumbo, one of America’s greatest screenwriters who chose jail rather than ratting out his friends, will be brought brilliantly back to life this November when Trumbo, starring Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, opens in theaters. The movie tells the story of Dalton Trumbo, a central figure in the “Hollywood Ten”—a group of screenwriters who were blacklisted from the motion picture industry from 1947 to 1960. Before the McCarthy era, the scribes were charged by the House Committee on Un-American Activities for their links to the Communist Party. Trumbo, who openly defied the committee, wound up serving 11 months in a federal penitentiary for contempt of Congress in…

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Leapin’ Lizards! Eleven fun facts about Godzilla, the Pride of Tokyo

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He may be the biggest star in Hollywood. Literally. This week, Godzilla, everyone’s favorite city-stomping, radioactive monster smashes his way back into theaters, breathing atomic breath back into a classic movie franchise, and most likely leaving a pile of demolished box-office records in his wake. The new movie, which stars Bryan Cranston (of Breaking Bad fame), Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Elizabeth Olson, arrives on the 60th anniversary of Big Green’s first calamitous stroll through the streets of downtown Tokyo. Since then, he’s become one of the great cult heroes ofall time. For those of you who may not have grown up breathlessly waiting for Saturday afternoon creature feature TV reruns, here is some background information on the King of the Monsters:…

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