James Franco Will Direct and Star in a Shel Silverstein Biopic

James Franco Will Direct and Star in a Shel Silverstein Biopic Now that he’s done playing Tommy Wiseau, James Franco is turning his attention to a much less disastrous artist: Shel Silverstein. Deadline reports that the multi-multi-hyphenate is now in talks to ...

James Franco To Star in and Direct a Biopic About Artist Shel Silverstein

It looks like James Franco has found a great new film project to jump on board. According to Variety, he is in talks to in and direct a film that will tell the story of prolific children’s book ...

James Franco to star and direct Shel Silverstein biopic

Shel Silverstein's book of children's poems, Where The Sidewalk Ends, was a mainstay in all the elementary schools I went to. So, because of that, I have many fond memories of reading through the ...

One of the Greatest Film Noir Stars of Them All? Four Crime Classics to Remember

Dana Andrews movies: Film noir actor excelled in both major and minor crime dramas. Dana Andrews movies: First-rate film noir actor excelled in both classics & minor fare One of the best-looking and ...

Locarno Blog. Gene Tierney

The Notebook is the North American home for Locarno Film Festival Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian's blog. Chatrian has been writing thoughtful blog entries in Italian on Locarno's website since he ...

Scott Reviews Too Late for Tears and Woman on the Run [Arrow Films Blu-ray]

There are two major sides to the film noir coin, as I see it – the psychological and the practical. Now, the practical noir is fairly straightforward; maybe a detective has to solve a crime, or ...

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Otto Preminger looks at police corruption and comes up with a classy noir starring Dana Andrews as a rogue cop and Gene Tierney as the woman whose father he accidentally frames for murder. With Karl ...

Off The Shelf – Episode 76 – New DVD & Blu-ray Releases for Tuesday, February 3rd 2016

In this special episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for Tuesday, January 26th 2016. Subscribe in iTunes or RSS. Follow-Up Depatie-Freleng ...

Scott Reviews Jules Dassin’s Thieves’ Highway [Arrow Films Blu-ray Review]

Jules Dassin didn’t do much in the way of subversion. At least not cinematically. He didn’t have many overarching themes to his work, he didn’t twist his genre films into something they weren’t. What ...

Blu-ray Review: 'Otto Preminger Noir Collection'

★★★★★ Alongside Billy Wilder, Howard Hawks, and John Huston, Otto Preminger was one of the most influential film noir directors in Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s. This new collection by the BFI ...

Dead Right: How Dirty Harry Captured the ’70s Culture Wars

Part I. 1971 was an incredibly violent year for movies. That year saw, among others, Tom Laughlin’s Billy Jack, with its half-Indian hero karate-chopping rednecks; William Friedkin’s The French ...

New on Video: ‘Skidoo’

Skidoo Written by Doran William Cannon Directed by Otto Preminger USA, 1968 Of the nearly 70 films I’ve written about in this column, I would whole-heartedly recommend each without reservation, to ...

Shel Silverstein Biopic Being Developed by McG

Terminator: Salvation director McG is producing a feature film biopic based on the life of children's book author, cartoonist, and poet Shel Silverstein. The movie will be an adaptation of the book, A ...

A Shel Silverstein Biopic Is in the Works; But Will It Rhyme?

If you were ever a grade schooler in desperate need of clever rhymes and you had finally graduated to the point where you were just a hair too mature for the wacky words of a one Dr. Seuss, your ...

‘Where the Sidewalk Ends’ reveals shades of noir’s bittersweet side

Where the Sidewalk Ends Written by Ben Hecht Directed by Otto Preminger USA, 1950 To those paying attention, film history teaches that groups of like-minded artists enjoy working together. The ...

Short Film: ‘Icarus 1′ Provides a Much-Needed, Childlike Escape

Why Watch? It’s impossible not to cheer for the young boy in Icarus 1 as he builds something to help him escape a troubled home life. The film from writer/director/Dp Anthony Ladesich envisions a ...

Rampart – review

Woody Harrelson became famous 30 years ago when, still in his early 20s, he joined the cast of the TV comedy series Cheers as the goofy, grinning bartender Woody Boyd from Hanover, Indiana. He seemed ...

Beautiful Food Poetry by Shel Silverstein

Many people remember Shel Silverstein as the beloved illustrator and author of childhood poetry, including the legendary Where The Sidewalk Ends. Now, 12 years after his death, his family has released ...

Shel Silverstein lives on with collection of previously unreleased poems

Twelve years after his death, there's a new book of poems from noted children's author Shel Silverstein. The collection, entitled "Every Thing On It," offers 145 previously unreleased poems with ...

9 Kids' Books That Should Be Movies

Book adaptations -- when they're done right -- are movie magic. You need only look to "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" for proof that smart producers make films with a built-in fan base, and many (if not ...

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