Rocketman (2019) – Review

Hey hard-rockin’ film fans, better hope the sound system at your local multiplex goes well past eleven because it’s musical biography time once more. Sure popular musicians have been recreated on ...

Nita Bieber, Former Dancer, Actress and MGM Contract Player, Dies at 92

Nita Bieber, Former Dancer, Actress and MGM Contract Player, Dies at 92 Nita Bieber, a onetime dancer and actress who appeared with the Three Stooges in Rhythm and Weep, with Judy Garland in Summer Stock and with Tony Curtis in The Prince Who Was a Thief, has died. She ...

Oscar flashback: Portraying a real-life musician could be key to winning

Oscar flashback: Portraying a real-life musician could be key to winning Among this year’s leading Oscar contenders for Best Actor is Emmy winner Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”) for his star turn as the late Freddie Mercury, the legendary lead vocalist of the rock band Queen, in ...

Hollywood Choreographer Miriam Nelson Dies at 98

Hollywood Choreographer Miriam Nelson Dies at 98 Miriam Nelson, who worked extensivley as a choreographer during Hollywood’s golden age, died on Aug. 12 at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif., according to her longtime friend James Gray. She was 98. ...

Sliff 2017 Review-dalida

Dalida screens as part of the 26th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival On Saturday, November 4 at 9:30 Pm at Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas. Click Here for ticket information. It ...

Stage Tube: On This Day for 5/26/15- Al Jolson

Happy Birthday Al Jolson Between 1911 and 1928, Jolson had nine sell-out Winter Garden shows in a row, more than 80 hit records, and 16 national and international tours. Although he's best remembered ...

Few Musicals Have Been Nominated for Adapted or Original Screenplay

By Anjelica Oswald Managing Editor Into the Woods, Disney’s adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Broadway musical, could land an Oscar nomination for its screenplay, which was adapted ...

Stage Tube: On This Day 5/26- Al Jolson

Happy Birthday Al Jolson Between 1911 and 1928, Jolson had nine sell-out Winter Garden shows in a row, more than 80 hit records, and 16 national and international tours. Although he's best remembered ...

Top 15 Movies of This Past Year: Do Audiences Really Want Original, Quality Stories?

Top box office movies of 2013: If you make original, quality films… (photo: Sandra Bullock has two movies among the top 15 box office hits of 2013; Bullock is seen here in ‘The Heat,’ with Melissa ...

Philip French on Cinema Paradiso

Observer film critic Philip French explores the dreamlike qualities of the cinema From early in the 20th century, cinemas became prominent features of the urban landscape and later, in the form of ...

Stage Tube: On This Day 5/26- Al Jolson

Happy Birthday Al Jolson Between 1911 and 1928, Jolson had nine sell-out Winter Garden shows in a row, more than 80 hit records, and 16 national and international tours. Although he's best remembered ...

Baseball Biopic Overperforming: Will Easily Top Domestic Weekend B.O. Chart

Baseball Biopic Surpassing Expectations: Will Easily Top Domestic B.O. Chart This Weekend Written and directed by Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential screenwriter), and starring ...

What children want to be when they grow up: From the archive, 9 November 1950

Being a film star not high up on the list of 1950's children's career ambitions Only 2 per cent of the boys and 5 per cent of the girls answered "Film actor" or "Film actress" to the question in a ...

The 50 greatest matte paintings of all time

The art of the glass shot or matte painting is one which originated very much in the early ‘teens’ of the silent era. Pioneer film maker, director, cameraman and visual effects inventor Norman Dawn is ...

Stage Tube: On This Day 5/26- Al Jolson

Happy Birthday Al Jolson Between 1911 and 1928, Jolson had nine sell-out Winter Garden shows in a row, more than 80 hit records, and 16 national and international tours. Although he's best remembered ...

Betty Garrett obituary

Actor and singer known for her role as the Sinatra-chasing taxi driver Brunhilde Esterhazy in On the Town The most famous role played by the all-round entertainer Betty Garrett, who has died aged 91, ...

Betty Garrett obituary

Actor and singer known for her role as the Sinatra-chasing taxi driver Brunhilde Esterhazy in On the Town The most famous role played by the all-round entertainer Betty Garrett, who has died aged 91, ...

R.I.P. Betty Garrett (1919-2011)

I was saddened to learn this morning that Betty Garrett, the great star of stage, screen, and TV, passed away yesterday at the age of 94 after suffering an aortic aneurysm. Garrett was one of those ...