Kip Niven Dies: ‘Magnum Force’ Rogue Cop & Actor In ‘Alice’, ‘The Waltons’ & Sensurround Films Was 73

Kip Niven Dies: ‘Magnum Force’ Rogue Cop & Actor In ‘Alice’, ‘The Waltons’ & Sensurround Films Was 73 Kip Niven, a veteran character actor whose career ranged from early-’70s TV and the first two Sensurround films to regional theater and starring in 2014’s Jayhawkers, has died. He was 73. Local media ...

Missing From Movies: William Atherton’s Dick

Some actors were just born to be typecast. “This man has no dick.” And neither do the movies anymore. If you’re going to write a part specifically for William Atherton, it’s probably going to be ...

50 More of the Greatest Matte Paintings of All Time

A few years ago the editors of Shadowlocked asked me to compile a list of what was initially to be, the ten greatest movie matte paintings of all time. A mere ten selections was too slim by a long ...

Trends in 70's Cinema: Disaster Movies

Let’s face it, most of us have a soft spot for things blowing up in movies, and for a long time movies have been happy to feed our appetite for destruction. But it wasn’t always that way. I know it’s ...

Beloved Character Actor Charles Durning Dies At 89

Beloved Character Actor Charles Durning Dies At 89 Los Angeles — Charles Durning grew up in poverty, lost five of his nine siblings to disease, barely lived through D-Day and was taken prisoner at the Battle of the Bulge. His hard life and wartime ...

Charles Durning, king of character actors, dies in NYC

Charles Durning, king of character actors, dies in NYC Charles Durning grew up in poverty, lost five of his nine siblings to disease, barely lived through D-Day and was taken prisoner at the Battle of the Bulge. His hard life and wartime trauma provided ...

Bill Taylor And Syd Dutton To Receive Art Directors Guild’S Cinematic Imagery Award

HollywoodNews.com: Emmy Award® winner Bill Taylor, Asc and Emmy Award® winner Syd Dutton have been selected to receive the Art Directors Guild’s coveted honorary Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic ...

Keeping Score: David Shire Appears at La's New Beverly Cinema Thursday

Keeping Score: David Shire Appears at La's New Beverly Cinema Thursday On Thursday, January 28, iconic composer David Shire will appear in person at the Los Angeles revival house New Beverly Cinema. He will be on hand to talk about his vast body of work and answer ...

Xbox and Netflix Taste Great Together

I've ranted once or twice about some of the geekier goodies I've found through Netflix, but somehow this one got by me. It'd been a while since I'd visited Hacking Netflix, which is an excellent blog ...