Oscar Nominated Moody Pt.2: From Fagin to Merlin - But No Harry Potter

Ron Moody as Fagin in 'Oliver!' based on Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist.' Ron Moody as Fagin in Dickens musical 'Oliver!': Box office and critical hit (See previous post: "Ron Moody: 'Oliver!' Actor, ...

Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Bates Suffers in Contrived, Overlong Drama About Christian Persecution of Jews

'The Fixer' movie with Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde and Ian Holm (background) 'The Fixer' movie review: 1968 anti-Semitism drama wrecked by cast, direction, and writing In 1969, director John ...

Casting: Mikkelsen, Leo, Tate, Nelisse

First Law Mads Mikkelsen ("Hannibal," "Casino Royale") is set to star in Diego Rafecas' drama "First Law". Set in the jungles of Argentina, Armand Assante and Adriana Barraza co-star. Based on a ...

If Spielberg Really Directs Montezuma, That Won't Be His First Movie Based on a Trumbo Script

‘Montezuma’: Steven Spielberg next movie (or at least a Spielberg movie some time in the future)? Will Steven Spielberg next tackle the life and times of Aztec king Montezuma, from a screenplay by ...

Victim Star Wrote Caustic, Opinionated Letters Re: Redgrave, Attenborough, Gielgud and More

Dirk Bogarde: ‘Victim’ star took no prisoners in his letters to Dilys Powell Letters exchanged between film critic Dilys Powell and actor Dirk Bogarde — one of the most popular and respected British ...

Samantha Zalaznick: Mad Men Recap: Meet The Parents

Samantha Zalaznick: Mad Men Recap: Meet The Parents The episode title, "At The Codfish Ball," is a Shirley Temple song from the 1936 movie Captain January (video below) about all the different fish "from the herring to the whale" going down to a ...

Samantha Zalaznick: Mad Men Recap: Meet The Parents

Samantha Zalaznick: Mad Men Recap: Meet The Parents The episode title, "At The Codfish Ball," is a Shirley Temple song from the 1936 movie Captain January (video below) about all the different fish "from the herring to the whale" going down to a ...

Mindy Newell: Am I Really A Writer?

One of the doctors I’ve worked with once asked me “What’s it like to be a writer?” I guarantee that every single one of the columnists here at ComicMix has been asked that question, or a form of it, ...

So Long Mr. Cliff Robertson!

Cliff Robertson passed away Saturday in Stony Brook, NY. The Oscar winner was 88. In 1969, Robertson took home the gold beating out Alan Arkin ("The Heart is a Lonely Hunter"), Peter O'Toole ("The ...

The Fixer Review Pt.2 – d: John Frankenheimer

The Fixer Review – Part I Most of those monologues are given to leading man Alan Bates, as The Fixer is set up as a showcase for the respected film and stage actor then near the peak of his popularity ...

The Fixer Review – Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde

The Fixer (1968) Direction: John Frankenheimer Cast: Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde, Georgia Brown, Hugh Griffith, Elizabeth Hartman, Ian Holm, David Opatoshu, David Warner, Carol White Screenplay: Dalton ...

Actor Alan Bates Dies at 69

Actor Alan Bates Dies at 69 Actor Alan Bates, who came to fame as one of British cinema's "angry young men" of the 60s and whose heralded stage and screen career was marked by a love of acting as opposed to fame, died Saturday ...