Every few years, HBO manages to rope Al Pacino in for a prestige project where he plays a famous guy, typically one with some troubles with the law. There was Jack Kevorkian in 2010, Phil Spector in 2013, and, now, the network has debuted the first trailer for Pacino’s performance in Paterno, about legendary Penn…Read more...
The #MeToo movement—i.e., the concentrated effort to make it clear, mostly to men, just how often women in our society face sexual harassment, assault, and threats to their lives on a disturbingly frequent basis—has been going for a while now, powered in part by recent revelations about the attitudes and behaviors of…Read more...
An L.A. County medical examiner has ruled that rocker Tom Petty—who died suddenly last October—was killed by an accidental overdose of prescription medication. Per Rolling Stone, Petty’s death has been ruled a “multisystem organ failure due to resuscitated cardiopulmonary arrest due to mixed drug toxicity,” with a…Read more...
The films of Howard Hawks are more famous than the man himself. As with Billy Wilder his career spanned every genre and style and he mastered them all. He made screwball comedies and film noir, gangster films and westerns. And … Continue reading →
Christmas is a time for the familiar. For turkey and Criterion Collection films as presents. It’s also a time for reflection and seasonal viewings of When Harry Met Sally… and One Fine Day. Two films I’ve watched over and over and … Continue reading →
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Directed & Written by Martin McDonagh Starring: Frances McDormand, Caleb Landry Jones, Kerry Condon, Sam Rockwell, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges, Željko Ivanek, Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Samara Weaving, Clarke Peters Plot Synopsis: (via Wikipedia) The film follows a […]
Coco (2017) Review Directed by Lee Unkrich Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Edward James Olmos Music by Michael Giacchino Plot Synopsis: (via Wikipedia) The story follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel Rivera who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead, where he seeks […]
2nd update, Friday PM: And so January begins to ratchet down after the holidays with weekend ticket sales seeing an estimated $133.3M, -8% from a year ago. Some will say that business is slow because all the kids returned to school: ComScore shows only 3% K-12 schools off with another 16% colleges on break. However, let’s not forget that a year ago, Universa […]
One of the country's most prominent cardiologists is disputing White House physician Dr. Ronny L. Jackson's assertion that President Trump is in "excellent" health. "First of all, he's not in perfect health," Dr. Dean Ornish told Deadline in an exclusive interview from the Sundance Film Festival, where the physician attende […]
UPDATE, with video Could there possibly be anything left unsaid or unreported about Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury? Yes, says the author, and it’s “incendiary.” On that, Wolff and his critics are likely to agree. Wolff, a guest on tonight’s Real Time with Bill Maher, told the HBO host that one revelation remains undiscovered in his much-raked-over book about […]
This article looks at the best sidekicks from the small screen.For my first article of 2018, I’m taking another look at sidekicks. This time, however, the focus will be on ones on the small screen.1. TontoSome have understandably taken issue with the Lone Ranger’s companion, stating that the character gives negative impressions of Native Americans. The fact […]
Here is a look at an episode from the original Star Trek series, which is the closet the entire franchise had to a Christmas episode.In the franchise’s entire 51-year history, there’s only been one Star Trek episode of any of the six series that’s been holiday-themed. That episode was the original series’ “Catspaw”, which was the first episode filmed for the […]
Starring: Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau Director: Stephane Brize Beautiful, quiet and sad, A Woman’s Life is an award winning, French film based on the novel of the same name (En Vie in French) by Guy de Maupassant. The life referred to is the one lived by the upper class woman of the early 1800’s,… Continue reading A Woman’s Life (20 […]
Starring: Georges Melies, Victor Andre, Bleuette Bernon Director: Georges Melies Going back quite a way into film history this time, back into a time when cinema was in it’s infancy. You’ve probably seen that image of the moon as a man’s cream cheesey looking face with a spaceship stuck in one eye, and this is… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Tri […]
Hello my lovely readers 🙂 How’s everything going? Today I want to review some make up and beauty products that I’ve purchased recently. Most of this products are from the drugstore, so they are very affordable if you want to try them. Lip gloss – Burt’s Bees I’m really happy with this lip gloss because […]
Hello my lovely readers 🙂 Happy new year!! I hope you I’ve had a lovely new year’s eve and that 2018 brings all your wishes, and you achieve all your new year resolutions. Today I want to share with you a sweet and feminine winter outfit. This is a very confortable everyday look, but I think it’s […]
Just after donning our virtual reality headsets — and before pulling down the visors to completely surrender to a digital galaxy — four of us would-be rebels were given one major rule: no running. No running? No problem. There were many concerns I had before entering Downtown Disney’s the Void,...
Ninety-one years ago today--10 Jan., 1927--Fritz Lang's magnificent sci-fi fantasy METROPOLIS first hit the screen in Germany. This is the kind of movie the phrase "visionary masterpiece" was coined to describe, a gloriously weird epic of the future as seen from the late Weimar era wherein the working class robotically toils away on machines b […]
Born today, 30 Dec., in 1945, Lloyd Kaufman, producer, writer, director, the co-founder of Troma Entertainment and one of the magnificent bastards responsible for, among so many other off-the-wall classics, the Toxic Avenger movies, POULTRYGEIST: NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN DEAD, TERROR FIRMER, TROMA'S WAR and TROMEO & JULIET. Highbrow snobs may scoff at L […]
I love you as you are – That face that stills my heart. That smile that makes it beat, Still every time we meet. The way you love me so, How we each hate letting go, When we hold each other tight, And talk sweet late at night. The way you hold my […]
Murder on the Orient Express (1974) It is no wonder that Agatha Christie chose the Orient Express, once the most luxurious train in the world, as the setting for one of her fictitious crime scenes. From Paris to Istanbul, a journey of some 1,920 miles, will take passengers around 1883 (the date of its first […]
Tokyo Godfathers (2003) The co-director and scriptwriter of this little gem of an animation is no other than Satoshi Kon, the man who brought to the masses such great animated films as “Perfect Blue” (1997) and “Paprika” (2006), and the story is about three homeless people who discover an abandoned baby-girl amidst the piles of […]
Since the two brands joined forces nearly twenty years ago, Star Wars and LEGO have gone hand in hand. It’s always cool to see what crafty Star Wars creations the LEGO Master Builders have come up with for displays at LEGO Stores worldwide, the eight LEGOLAND locations around the globe, and every once in a […] The post VIDEO: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Rey a […]
With the continued success of Mickey’s Halloween Party and other ticketed after-hours events at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, it’s easy to understand why the park would want to expand these affairs into the off-season. Mid-to-late January is one of the least busy seasons at Walt Disney’s original Magic Kingdom, so the infusion of the new […] The post VI […]
Get ready to #RocktheDots as retailers and restaurants in Disney Springs and Downtown Disney celebrate Minnie Mouse's sense of style with discounts and special food offerings on Sunday, January 21st.Disney Food Blog Fans, be sure to check out our DFB Disney World Dining Guide e-Books! Find great deals at DFBStore.com! Also, come on over and: Subscribe t […]
The Plaza Restaurant at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World is a hidden gem right on Main Street, USA. The menu includes Brisket Mac and Cheese, Loaded Plaza Fries (and dipping sauces!), and stellar desserts like Butterscotch Bread Pudding and Chocolate Cake. Disney Food Blog Fans, be sure to check out our DFB Disney World Dining Guide e-Books! Find great […]
In 2014, Paddington Bear walked off the pages of his cartoon, on to Paddington station and into our cinemas. It soon became an unlikely family favourite. It showcased some of Britain’s best actors – from Hugh Bonneville’s lovingly exasperated patriarch, to Sally Hawkins’ eccentric yet caring mother, and Julie Waters as the comic relief housekeeper. At the fi […]
When the original Despicable Me first came around, I loved it. To be fair, I was eleven at the time and the film’s target audience, but the off-beat humor and mischievous antics of the characters grabbed me, in a way that few kid’s films could. In a world where animation was dominated by wholesome (usually Disney and... Read More