I once asked my grandmother why they are called 'movies,' and she said 'because they are supposed to move you.' Today, I remember this quote as I've just seen one of the year's best and most moving films, The Good Lie.
While Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. built the Ziegfeld Follies on the concept of glorifying the American girl, songs written about masculine appeal have a distinctly different air to them.
Soraya Darabi is the co-founder of Zady, a mission-driven brand described best as "The Whole Foods of Fashion."
Unfortunately, given that Wilmer's post That '70s Show career has mostly been built around family-friendly fare like Handy Manny... Well, it was kind of hard to imagine how that preschool program could be used as fodder for a haunted house.
Have you heard of Tonya Cornelisse? Say whaaaaaat? Get with the program, people. Tonya has two film projects being released within five months of each other. Did I say two films? I meant FOUR films!
Wardrobe malfunctions can be unsettling, hilarious, scary, or (in the case of Janet Jackson's 2004 half-time show at Superbowl XXXVIII), historic. However, when push comes to shove, if a comic element is involved, it helps to have the audience in on the joke.
Adam West walked the tightrope between comedy and playing a hero you could truly root for. He was able to say the most absurd things very earnestly, and then convince the audience that he was totally committed to every line of dialogue.
In his debut feature film, writer/director Justin Simien's perceptive observances take no prisoners.
The films of David Lynch will leave you baffled and pondering. The good news: He feels exactly the same. Lynch talked to Max Tholl about mental fishing trips, torturing audiences and our obsession with mystery.
This is the story of Henrich Himmler told by himself and his family through their letters and personal diaries, which were not burned as he requested. They were secreted away by an American until the '60s, then given to the Israeli archivists.
Two new films making the festival circuit offer dark, yet refreshingly blunt insights into teens who rise above their situations in order to redefine their lives. Each offers a candid perspective on reality that would easily scare off studio executives hungry for a commercial success.
The idea that more will follow in Snowden's wake -- people who have knowledge of illegal and unconstitutional actions by the government stepping forward in a sober and responsible manner -- is surely sustaining to Snowden.
Fairy tales, short stories, and playlets have a way of infecting the imagination to produce new variations on age-old themes. In June, Wily West Productions joined forces with the Playwrights Center of San Francisco to present Sheherezade 14, an evening of short plays written by local playwrights and directed by Wesley Cayabyab and Amy Crumpacker.
Only small parts of the movie have been used, only a small number of Americans have seen any of it. A major documentary on the footage, and the suppression, or a feature film, should still be made.
While there were no purple leviathans or Loch Ness monsters, Cameron found more than 60 new microbial species and took enough images, observations and DNA samples to keep marine biologists, geologists and cosmologists busy for months.