Movie Birthdays: November 12

Some really good-looking people were born today, starting with everyone’s favorite chimpanzee Kim Hunter in 1922. The luminous Grace Kelly was born today in 1929, as was Ryan Gosling in 1980 and Oscar winner/periodic Internet chew toy Anne Hathaway in 1982. (And seriously guys, what exactly did poor Annie do to any of you?)    

Today in Movie History: November 12

The Legendary Clint Eastwood began a new phase of his career in 1971 with his directorial debut, Play Misty for Me. A syrupy thriller about an obsessive stalker hounding Eastwood’s laid-back DJ, it set the stage for later thrillers like Fatal Attraction… as well as launching Eastwood’s hugely successful directing career (34 films and counting, plus a couple of well-deserved …

Movie Birthdays: November 11

Birthday wishes go out to the late, great character actor Vincent Schiavelli, equally awesome character actor Stanley Tucci, and some cat named DiCaprio, who were guessing you’ve seen here and there.


Happy Birthday Emma Stone!

An adorably awkward teenage girl with awesome parents who takes gossip about her sex life too far. The bitter daughter of a washed-up movie star trying to survive his desperate attempt to reinvent himself. A snarky survivor of a decidedly skewed zombie apocalypse. Comic-dom’s ultimate doomed girlfriend. Give any other actress these parts and you’d have a throwaway support mechanism …


Interview: Steven Spielberg

With a body of work that even the most celebrated directors might envy, Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg shows no signs of slowing down. His blockbuster days may be behind him, but he continually finds new and interesting stories to tell, the latest of which – Bridge of Spies regarding the U2 spy plane incident and the subsequent fallout – opened …

Actor Tom Hanks arrives for the benefit show "Songs From the Silver Screen" to raise funds for The Rainforest Trust at Carnegie Hall in New York April 3, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT)

Interview: Tom Hanks

After starting his career – and achieving a high level of success – as a comedic actor, Tom Hanks famously reinvented himself as a dramatic performer with 1993’s Philadelphia, and scored back-to-back Oscars as a result. In the intervening years, he has worked several times with another multiple Oscar winner, Steven Spielberg, with whom he joins forces again for this …


Blog Post: Horror Remakes… Not So Scary?

Watching the remake of Poltergeist – a film that seems just as surprised that there was a remake of Poltergeist as we are – I’m struck by the mercurial nature of remakes in general and horror remakes in particular. It’s easy to bash them, and frankly most of them deserve it. With original content constantly being driven further away, the …