9 Mother’s Day Gifts Inspired by Our Favorite Movie Moms

Whether they’re fighting to keep their family together or fighting to hold on to their youth, there has been no shortage of memorable mother-daughter moments in film. This Mother’s Day, we’re taking ...

The Films of Frank Capra III, Ranked

As The Fate of The Furious enters theaters, a ranking of its 1st Assistant Director’s oeuvre. Friday brings us the release of The Fate of the Furious, the eighth film in The Fast & The Furious ...

First Oprah Book Club Author Jacquelyn Mitchard Reveals How She Lost Everything After Selling Millions

First Oprah Book Club Author Jacquelyn Mitchard Reveals How She Lost Everything After Selling Millions Do you remember Jacquelyn Mitchard, the first author selected for Oprah's Book Club? Her debut novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, was published in June 1996, and Oprah-endorsed in September of that ...

First Oprah Book Club Author Jacquelyn Mitchard Reveals How She Lost Everything After Selling Millions

First Oprah Book Club Author Jacquelyn Mitchard Reveals How She Lost Everything After Selling Millions Do you remember Jacquelyn Mitchard, the first author selected for Oprah's Book Club? Her debut novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, was published in June 1996, and Oprah-endorsed in September of that ...

The Family Season 1 Review

Two episodes were provided prior to broadcast. It’s hard to argue against the claim that ABC’s new crime drama The Family is little more than a protracted Lifetime original movie. It’s got a set-up ...

19 years ago today: Oprah Winfrey launched her book club

On this day in 1996, Oprah Winfrey launched her book club and announced that “The Deep End of the Ocean” by Jacquelyn Mitchard would be her first selection. Oprah’s Book Club quickly became a hugely ...

Gay Icon Nominee: Whoopi Goldberg

We’ve seen a noticeable rise in recent years in terms of Lgbt visibility in Hollywood, but if you flash back even ten years ago—let alone twenty or thirty—the number of “out” performers and gay film ...

Twins: Michelle's Blonde Brood

We're celebrating twins daily at 2:22 pm while we're in Gemini Gratuitous Anecdote! I've always loved to draw and in my high school years it's what people knew me for. I won the High School's ...

Ulu Grosbard obituary

Stage and film director who helped launch Dustin Hoffman's acting career It could be argued, with some justification, that the greatest achievement of the film and stage director Ulu Grosbard, who ...

Oprah’s First Book Club Pick Looks Back

Oprah’s First Book Club Pick Looks Back Jacquelyn Mitchard If I’d erased Oprah Winfrey’s message from my answering machine just one more time, there might never have been an Oprah Winfrey Book Club. Think of it! No Toni Morrison intoning, ...

‘Abduction’ Trailer Transforms Taylor Lautner Into Action Hero

John Singleton (2 Fast 2 Furious, Four Brothers, Boyz n the Hood, Shaft) is helping Taylor Lautner expand his range from the burden that is Twilight. In what looks to be an action version of The Deep ...

Stephen Schiff to Write Alfred Einstein Biopic

What does it look like when you have a job to write a feature film about Albert Einstein? Well, that’s the right kind of question for Stephen Schiff, because he has been hired to write it for Odd Lot ...

ScreenTime Interview With Ryan Merriman (Hallmark’s Elevator Girl)

You may know Ryan Merriman, even if you aren't familiar with the name, from a large body of work when he was a child actor. A staple of the Young Artist Awards from the mid-90s through 2003 for such ...

Birthday Suits, Funny People

Your cinematic birthdays for December 1st. This post is dedicated to frequent reader/commenter Chris Na Taraja who celebrates the big 4-0 today. Happy Birthday, Chris! 1521 Takeda Shingen, Japanese ...

What Oprah Winfrey did for talkshow TV

Oprah Winfrey's talkshow is scheduled to finish in 2011. But the legacy may last slightly longer Will you miss Oprah? She is a cultural phenomenon. But today Oprah Winfrey will announce that she is ...