I was stunned to find this list posted on imdb.com. But bear in mind I think it was put up there by a single feisty human, and also "favorite" implies a personal like for someone as opposed to a definite feeling that they're masterfully talented.
I love giving casting advice for free, especially when a movie like Barbra Streisand's Gypsy--as it will forever be known--seems to need it so badly. I won't dare to cast the title role, since an age-appropriate daughter for a 70-year-old would probably be Madonna--and while she'd be great as a str ... More >>
This just came in from our own Southern Dave: "Switching around from channel to channel, I came to TCM, where The Hanging Tree (1958), starring Gary Cooper, was showing. "There's a storm, and the wind and rain cause a huge tree to topple over, displaying its roots and the big cavity below it. "M ... More >>
She's even talked to him about it! Hugh Jackman! That's a long stretch from the kvetchy Jack Klugman in the original show and pinched-faced Karl Malden in the movie. And as our friends at lemonwade.com point it, it would make the character of Rose a big time cougar (not just a barracuda).
The people have spoken: Shutter Island grossed $40.2 million this weekend. Olympic ice-dancing aside, the movie didn't face much competition (no other newbies in the top ten) but, hey, the numbers are best evah for director Martin Scorsese as well as his star Leonardo DiCaprio! With four su ... More >>
2009 will surely go down as the dyingest year in celebrity history, when the only gossip about stars was that they'd suddenly stopped breathing. It's only July, and so far we've already lost the lustrous likes of:
Dance troupe, Governor's Island. Boy, what a week. Gay Pride was effulgent as ever with three D.A. candidates voguing for the cameras, but marred by a gay-bashing on the Upper East Side. The authorities got involved and the cops went to work, and now it looks like there have been more such incide ... More >>
Karl Malden was a serious actor in the league of Marlon Brando, James Dean, and Rod Steiger. But he wasn't as showy as they were about it. The Chicago Serbian-American had an unpretentious midwestern manner and lumpy features which may have encouraged him in his behavioral modesty. But Malden, who s ... More >>
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