I’m taking a break today from my series on personally Influential Authors to talk about movies. Specifically, movies from 1939, a year that I (and many film critics) consider the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time.) This is not a unanimous choice as a couple of links will show. Nevertheless, if you do a Google search [...]
Boyhood is one of the greatest movies ever made, by the way.
Denzel Washington, who turns 60 on Dec. 28, has built a career that makes him worthy of being included in any discussion of the greatest actors of all time, alongside Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro and Sidney Poitier. With more than 40 films to his credit, he is one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood. Show More Summary
And so, what is perhaps the greatest marketing campaign in movie history, comes to a close with the following update from Bloomberg: SONY MAY LET THEATERS SHOW INTERVIEW ON DEC. 25: DALLAS NEWS Sony executives talking about possibility of releasing “The Interview” on Dec. Show More Summary
In a short interview from September, Mel Brooks reflects on the history of Young Frankenstein, which he calls "his greatest movie" (an assessment that's hard to argue with, given how brilliant it was, though the competition is stiff!). Read the rest
Every year since 1989, the National Film Registry has done its part to ensure the continued existence of the greatest and most important movies ever made. They do this by adding 25 titles at a time to the Library of Congress, where they are maintained and kept in the hopes of keeping them around forever. Show More Summary
Well, this might literally be the greatest thing ever! Project Babb have gotten all festive on us and created this classic Christmas movie parody of It’s a Wonderful Life. Instead of George Bailey standing on the bridge wishing he’d never been born, it’s Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Amidst all the criticism being hurled in the […]
Pixels might end up being a terrible movie. Given that it stars Adam Sandler and Kevin James, odds are better than even that it will suck Donkey Kong balls. But these posters, depicting '80s vid...
From "The Chanukah Song" to the Hebrew Hammer to "Chrismukkah," the holiday's celebrations in movies, TV, and music.
What is it that makes a really well-cut movie trailer something more than a heartless, cynical ad for a multimillion-dollar product? What intangible alchemy of imagery, time, and sound transforms a trailer into something transcendent...Show More Summary
From the Dude to Jeff Spicoli, some stoners unlock the secrets of the universe when they're high.
Training an Indian-cinema lens on the still-awesome ‘Gone With the Wind’, which turns 75 on December 15. Leonard Maltin, in his video guide, had this to say about Gone With the Wind: “If not the greatest movie ever made, certainly one of the greatest examples of storytelling on film, maintaining interest for nearly four hours.” […]
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Blind Side and Saving Mr. Banks director John Lee Hancock is making a movie about the origin of America’s greatest superhero: McDonald’s. The script was written by Big Fan’s Robert Siegel, and THR...Show More Summary
There have been some great speeches through history. On rallies, radio, TV, books, or movies, they move people in unexpected ways and against all odds. They ring so true and meaningful inside us that they make us aspire to be something greater than ourselves. To be better humans. Here's one of the very best—a true classic. Read more...
Here's a rundown of some new releases in the last two weeks, many of them perfect for last minute gift ideas. A few days ago, I also covered more than 20 boxed sets and single season offerings of TV shows and movies. Check out my BOXED SET BONANZA article for more great gift ideas (or a treat for yourself -- after all that shopping, you deserve it!). Show More Summary
The festive period is now well and truly upon us. And to get into the spirit of the season, the good people of Great Britain have decided to figure out the greatest Christmas movies of all time. But what came out on top in their poll?...Show More Summary
The Avengers together for the first time in this 1978 made for TV movie. They face off with their greatest foe yet… KISS, under the power of Loki, played by Paul Lynde. [quarv | Via Neatorama]
Japan's greatest monster will come back to his homeland Film Godzilla Toho
Though he’s known for several iconic roles in both TV and movies, surely Mark Hamill’s greatest performance is that of comic book villain The Trickster in the ‘90s Flash TV show. OK, maybe not “greatest performance,” but it was certainly...Show More Summary
The SNL Star Wars trailer dropped on the latest episode of Saturday Night Live, and if the full movie is anything like this, you’re probably going to wish Luke, Leia, Chewie, and Han stayed far away from the roles they made famous. Of...Show More Summary