‘Hidden Life’ Offers a Rare Insight Into the Right to Not Bear Arms

‘Hidden Life’ Offers a Rare Insight Into the Right to Not Bear Arms A dozen war movies have won the best-picture Oscar, from “Wings” through “The English Patient.” Despite an overabundance of World War II movies through the decades, Fox Searchlight has two that offer ...

"Peyton Place" 60th Anniversary Screening, July 12, L.A.

By Todd Garbarini Mark Robson’s 1957 film Peyton Place celebrates its 60th anniversary with a special screening at the Royal Theatre in Los Angeles. The film, which runs 157 minutes, stars Lana ...

Boy on a Dolphin

Killer Greek scenery in CinemaScope graces Jean Negulesco's relaxed thriller about art theft in the Aegean. But viewers are more likely to remember Sophia Loren's sexy wet diving costume that insured ...

Donovan’s Brain | Blu-ray Review

Both of the Siodmak brothers made indelible contributions to genre filmmaking, particularly Robert Siodmak’s sterling film noir titles. His brother, Curt Siodmak was more recognizable as a ...

Donovan’s Brain

Blinded by science! And no, it's not a sequel to Donovan's Reef.  Lew Ayres yanks the living brain out of a dying millionaire, plugs it into his mad lab gizmos, and is soon obeying the know-it-all ...

Day of the Dead List: Top 10 Most Piercingly Horrific Movie Screams

Top Ten Scream Queens: Barbara Steele, who both emitted screams and made others do same, is in a category of her own. Top Ten Scream Queens Halloween is over until next year, but the equally ...

Smackdown Summer - Revamp Your Queues!

We're just 9 days away from the launch of another Smackdown Summer. Rather than announce piecemeal, we'll give you all five lineups in case you'd like more time to catch up with these films (some of ...

87th Academy Award Winners: Birdman Tops Boyhood

Oscar 2015 winners (photo: Chris Pratt during Oscar 2015 rehearsals) The complete list of Oscar 2015 winners and nominees can be found below. See also: Oscar 2015 presenters and performers. Now, a ...

“Haht” of Gold: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Actors from Massachusetts

It is not too shabby in what the Northeast (New England) part of the United States has produced in terms of past and present actors/actresses making their show business dreams come true. Film careers ...

New Apes Trailer Proves that Human Beings Are a Mortal Danger to Other Earthlings

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ trailer: New trailer for 2014 ‘Planet of the Apes’ film shows humans are the most dangerous apes of them all (image: Caesar in ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’) The ...

The Most Likely Oscar Scenario for ‘American Hustle’

By Terence Johnson Managing Editor American Hustle earned itself a place alongside some great films in Oscar history when it managed to nab four acting nominations in the four acting categories. Amy ...

The Apes Are Mad as Hell and They're Not Going to Take It Anymore: 'Dawn' Teaser Released

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ trailer: 2014 ‘Apes’ movie pits Gmo apes against Gmo-eating apes (photo: Simmering Caesar means business in ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ teaser trailer) The Dawn ...

Halloween Pin-Ups

Here are some silly publicity photos of attractive actresses making faces to herald the arrival of Halloween. We begin with an unusual selection, as Jane Wyman was past the starlet phase when she took ...

Five reasons why Jean Dujardin can (and probably will) win Best Actor

Five reasons why Jean Dujardin can (and probably will) win Best Actor 1. His role may be considered the most challenging Granted, this is very subjective. But Jean Dujardin carries an entire film with virtually no audible dialogue. His facial expressions, mannerisms and ...

DGA Awards vs. Academy Awards: Odd Men Out George Cukor, John Huston, Vincente Minnelli

Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Jeanne Crain, A Letter to Three Wives DGA Awards vs. Academy Awards Pt.2: Foreign, Small, Controversial Movies Have Better Luck at the Oscars Since pre-1970 Directors Guild ...

Claire Bloom, Julie Harris, Mary Philbin, Jane Wyman: Top Ten Scream Queens

Claire Bloom, Julie Harris, The Haunting The Movies’ Top Ten Scream Queens 10 – Mary Philbin, The Phantom of the Opera (1925). Okay, so this is a silent film; in other words, Universal star Mary ...

Sybil Jason Dead at 83: Warner Bros.' Answer to Shirley Temple in the '30s

Sybil Jason, Warner Bros.' answer to Shirley Temple, died Tuesday, August 23, according to film researcher and author Scott O'Brien. She was 83. Born Sybil Jacobson on November 23, 1927, in Cape Town, ...

Melissa Leo, By The Numbers

My conversations with industry insiders and Academy members lead me to believe that Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”) remains the favorite to win the best supporting actress Academy Award, despite — or ...

About That Best Actress Oscar Curse...

I've noticed a raft of articles popping up about the infamous Best Actress Oscar curse which states that your marriage will fall apart if you win Best Actress. Recent Oscar-Winning Divorcees This is ...

12+ Nominations. An Elite Club Gets a New Member.

How many films have been nominated for 12 or more Oscars in their calendar year? Only 25 across the eighty-three years of Oscar history. The King's Speech is the latest initiate of this very exclusive ...

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