There’s nothing worse than being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Say, you just arrived from New York to visit your estranged wife. You head over to her high rise office building and get settled in just as a group of international villains show up, taking hostages and demanding computer codes. You sneak […]
Will Success Spoil What We Love About Rose Byrne?
Rose Byrne, the classically beautiful 34-year-old Australian, does not mind being called a character actor. “Oh gosh, my favorite actors are essentially character actors,” says Byrne when asked if she minds that designation. “That’s really how I’ve seen myself for a long time. I’m far more interested in doing that than whether that character happens […]
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The Top 10 Movies About Robots
When we were growing up (those of us born in the ’50s and ’60s, that is), we were promised a tomorrow filled with flying cars, high tech toys, and robotic servants. Even as we debated concepts like creating life where none existed before, we always envisioned the end result as a benefit to our world, […]
Holiday Road: The Summer of ’83
In the summer of 1983 I was 19 years old, and my best friend Gordon worked as an usher at the local multiplex. What a deal: I saw fifteen summer flicks, and I never paid a cent! Looking back after 30 years, I remember Tom Cruise’s Ray-Bans, Roy Scheider’s tan, and scary computers. Roger Moore […]
The Top 10 Horror Spoofs Ever Made
Today, comedy and horror are like peanut butter and chocolate. We can’t remember a time when the two weren’t part and parcel of each other’s make-up, and everyone is convinced they go great together. But not too long ago, fear and fun were barely on speaking terms, the laughs left to efforts that specifically went […]
Ebert is Dead; Long Live Ebert!
It goes without saying that Roger Ebert, who died yesterday from cancer at the age of 70, was America’s movie critic. It also goes without saying that there will never be another like him, especially not in these media-atomized times. No other critic was better known or (arguably) more listened to; at least as much […]
10 Directors Who Need to Make a New Movie ASAP
Sure, true art requires inspiration. Just look at the mediocrity coming out of the Hollywood hack machine every single week. When a filmmaker is truly taken with something, unable to live or breathe without bringing it to the big screen, we all benefit from their muse. But there are at least ten directors who have […]
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