F. Scott Fitzgerald's jazz-age-set novel The Great Gatbsy has long been considered pretty unfilmable, despite it's having been filmed again and again. The story of a war vet peeking into the lavish life of the title rich man and finding parties, costumes, and lunacy, just might be better on the writ ... More >>
I'm reading a book about director Hal Ashby (Harold and Maude, Coming Home), who in 1979 did a movie called The Hamster of Happiness, which came out two years later as Second-Hand Hearts.
By any name, it was deemed an atrocity and an insult to hamsters everywhere. Leonard Maltin's review: "Robert B ... More >>
Here's Leonard Maltin's description of the 1980 William Friedkin film Cruising, starring Al Pacino.
"Cop Pacino goes underground to ferret out bloody killer of homosexuals in this distasteful, badly scripted film. Gay world presented as sick, degrading, and ritualistic. Filmed on authentic N.Y.C. l ... More >>
No one plays a legendary movie star like another movie star--I mean, they really know how it's done, or at least they're willing to trot out their best mannerisms and try.
Here are some of the most memorable examples (some because they're brilliant, others because they're glittery trash) of filmla ... More >>
The ironically named Complex.com has actually broken things down for us and named the top 50 sci-fi films of all time, of which I'll serve you the top 10.
Phone home, get your own list, and report it back to me.
10. Metropolis (1927)
So stylishly futuristic it even inspi ... More >>
I thought it would never happen.
I wrote several times that if it did happen, it would mean the end to old-time Hollywood glamour as we know it.
Elizabeth Taylor has died at 79.
A great movie star and a fabulous personality, Liz had radioactive charisma centered by those violet eyes which, ... More >>
If David Carradine really died in drag, as the New York Post reported, it wasn't the first time. In full cross-dress regalia, he played Pearl, a co-kidnapper of a screaming baby, in the obscure 1989 film Sonny Boy. Leonard Maltin describes the movie as a "repulsive, socially unredeemable waste of ... More >>