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The Natural -- 30th Anniversary

Brian Hamill | Posted 10.29.2014 | Arts
Brian Hamill

In the summer of 1983 I traveled from Manhattan to Buffalo, New York to work as a photographer on a movie starring Robert Redford called The Natural. It was a baseball movie, based on a novel by Bernard Malamud who was born in Brooklyn.

A Mighty Oak Falls: A Tribute to Peter O'Toole and His Best Films

John Farr | Posted 02.14.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

Today every classic movie fan mourns the death of Peter O'Toole at 81. The spirit of mischievous exuberance he brought to his life -- and all his roles -- somehow made me believe he could never die, even when you could see the smoking and drinking had taken its toll on his once startling good looks.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Insidious: Chapter 2

Dan Persons | Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Technically polished with occasional striking moments, Insidious: Chapter 2 repeats the beats with some painful expository writing and awkward retconning to explain why the story didn't just stop while it was ahead.

ABC Is Going To 'Wonderland'

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 05.10.2013 | TV

"Once Upon a Time's" Alice-centric spinoff, "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" has been picked up by ABC, showrunner Adam Horowitz announced today. O...

Long Live The Queen!

Posted 04.04.2013 | TV

You can't have a "Once Upon A Time" spinoff set in Wonderland without Cora, the Queen of Hearts. The "Once Upon A Time" spinoff pilot takes place ...

Laura Prudom

Rose McGowan Brings The Drama To 'Once Upon A Time'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Prudom | Posted 03.10.2013 | TV

This week's "Once Upon a Time" reveals the backstory of the simple miller's daughter who grew up to be the terrifying Cora (Barbara Hershey), the woma...

LISTEN: 'Once Upon A Time' Creators Take You Behind The Scenes Of Tonight's Episode

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 03.04.2013 | TV

Note: Do not read on unless you've seen "Once Upon a Time" Season 2, Episode 15, titled "The Queen Is Dead." This week's "Once Upon a Time" introdu...

Laura Prudom

Josh Dallas Previews Jorge Garcia's 'Epic' Return To 'OUAT'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Prudom | Posted 02.08.2013 | TV

This Sunday's "Once Upon a Time" (Feb 10. at 8 p.m. EST on ABC) not only offers an unconventional spin on the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk (hint: Ja...

Do You Recognize This 'Hannah And Her Sisters' Star?

The Huffington Post | Lauren Leibowitz | Posted 02.04.2013 | Style

February 5 marks the 65th birthday of TV legend Barbara Hershey. Born and raised in Hollywood as Barbara Herzstein, she kicked her career off with a n...

Who's Playing Young Cora On 'Once Upon A Time'?

Posted 12.20.2012 | TV

Make way for young Cora! According to TVLine, "Charmed" vet Rose McGowan is headed to "Once Upon A Time," to play young Cora (Barbara Hershey) in ...

Laura Prudom

'Once Upon A Time' Stars Talk Action-Packed Midseason Finale

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Prudom | Posted 11.30.2012 | TV

This Sunday's "Once Upon a Time" (Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC) promises to be a truly spectacular hour, as Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Snow (Ginnifer...

Family Reunions And Mother-Daughter Bonding In 'Once Upon A Time'

Laura Prudom | Posted 10.15.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

This week's episode was fairly ambitious in scope, attempting to tell stories in Fairytale Land both past and present, as well as chronicling Henry and Charming's Project Scorpion in Storybrooke.

Mulan & Sleeping Beauty Are Coming To 'Once Upon A Time'

Posted 07.05.2012 | TV

"Once Upon a Time" is getting a visit from Mulan. According to EW, "Hangover 2" actress and "Real World" veteran Jamie Chung has been cast as the lege...

The Grand Marshall of Fun

Tom Alderman | Posted 08.18.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

If you're in the entertainment business, the name Garry Marshall means success and longevity. When you read, or much better listen to, Marshall's book, My Happy Days in Hollywood - A Memoir, you will come away with a fine appreciation of how to achieve lasting success in any business.

'Once Upon A Time' Recap: Love Turns To Hate

Laura Prudom | Posted 06.01.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

The beauty of this episode was that it truly provided a logical (if not justifiable) reason for Regina's hatred of Snow White, while making The Evil Queen sympathetic for the first time. And we also witnessed true evil being born.

Valentine's Day Special: Top Ten Letter-Writing Movies

Samara O'Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samara O'Shea

This Valentine's Day, curl up and watch a flick that commemorates the timeless art of putting prose on paper. Here are some top-notch letter-writing movies celebrating love.

Black Swan and the Anxiety of Celebrity (SPOILER)

Phil West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Phil West

While the movie has its big, viscerally-felt moments, much of what makes Portman so effective in the role is her attention to the more subtle aspects of Nina's descent.

Black Swan: A Mayor Koch Review

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

I hope I will not be thought of as a coarse Philistine for not praising this film. I confess that I am not a devotee of the ballet; indeed, I have att...

Black Swan: A Must See Even if Ballet Ain't Your Thing

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Black Swan is wrapped together in a wonderful package by director Darren Aronofsky to such an extent that you are gripped from almost the beginning right until the captivating end.

Lay Leda Lay: Black Swan

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

If torture, perfectionism, masochism and emaciated, ethereal sprites pirouetting themselves into delicate music box coffins, can become an exalted, g...

CultureZohn: Black Swan, Or Letting Your Inner Bad Girl Out

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2010-12-02-natalieout.jpgThe message of the movie is that longing and desire are the very things that can take us over the top -- and then, alas, are the very things that inevitably take us down.

Were-Swans and Dark Doubles Take Manhattan

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Aronofsky has plumbed the Swan Lake fairytale for its inbuilt elements of Goth-horror. He proposes the black swan as a gateway to mayhem and madness. It becomes a malevolent creature -- think were-swan instead of werewolf.

Movie Review: Black Swan

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Black Swan is like a horror-movie version of The Red Shoes --or perhaps it's The Red Shoes meets Saw -- in which the quest for perfection drives the dancer slowly mad.

Denver Film Festival's Bloody Good Show: 127 Hours, Black Swan

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Bialas

If watching characters expressing extreme behavior under extreme conditions while taking extreme measures to survive is your idea of an exciting night out, then the festival will gladly take you to the limit.

Toronto's Babes in Wings

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Aronofsky's Black Swan inhabits an entirely different planet. An audacious rethink of the themes implicit in Swan Lake, it uncovers the rivalries and ambitions roiling a New York City ballet company.