iOS app Android app

Gene Hackman

Cinema's Hidden Pearls: Part I

Alex Simon | Posted 06.28.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Hidden pearls exist in the world of movies, as well: films that, in spite of being brilliantly crafted and executed, never got the audience they deserved beyond a cult following.

The Top Ten Most Stressed-Out Characters in Movie History

Alex Simon | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Stress kills, goes the old saying, and can cause a host of maladies before it does. Hypertension, heart disease and even Bruxism, otherwise known as grinding of the teeth, can be its unfortunate byproducts. So, here are 10 examples of stress in on-screen and its most masterful portraits.

Making Your Career a Vocation, Not Simply a Job

Thomas M. Mengler | Posted 05.01.2015 | College
Thomas M. Mengler

The recently much-maligned liberal arts curriculum, taken seriously, is a ticket not only to a first job after graduation, but to a leadership position in the most challenging professions.

Celebrating Rendez-vous With French Cinema at 20: Leading Ladies and Manly Men

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

What makes French films, eh, French? The facile answer: a focus on love: married, obsessive, at first sight. In its 20th season the popular Rendez Vous at Lincoln Center, shows a penchant for action adventure -- and, serial killers.

On Wes Anderson, Love Lost and The Grand Budapest Hotel

Dana Covit | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment
Dana Covit

I have been forced to come to a hard-pressed realization that makes my shoulders fall, and my heart heavy: I am falling out of love with Wes Anderson.

The Oscars and the Night That Jack Nicholson Came to Harlem to Eat Macaronis With Detective Sonny Grosso

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Grosso says Jack's visit sent Rao's influential clientele into a tizzy but what was so heart-warming was that Nicholson himself had presented the Best Picture Oscar to The French Connection's producer Phil D'Antoni back at the 44th Academy Awards.

How This Real Life NYPD Detective Influenced Some of Today's Biggest TV Series

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 03.11.2014 | Entertainment
Ashley Jude Collie

From Nietzschean philosophizing cops (McConaughey) to a female Ranger, cop shows have come a long way from Dragnet's Jack Webb (1951-59) droning his catchphrase, "All we want are the facts, ma'am..."

Why Gene Hackman Was Reluctant To Do 'Royal Tenenbaums'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.07.2013 | Entertainment

"The Royal Tenenbaums" wasn't Gene Hackman's last film before his self-imposed hiatus -- that honor goes to "Welcome to Mooseport," the 2004 comedy th...

Actors Who've Threatened To Quit

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.09.2013 | Entertainment

It seems there's been no shortage of Hollywood heavyweights threatening to abandon their entertainment careers lately. Every week one of our favorite ...

11 Essential New York City Movies

John Farr | Posted 07.26.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

It's a point of pride that no other city has so many good movies set in it as New York. Even a cursory Google search yields literally hundreds of titles shot here.

First Nighter: Bette Midler Divine in I'll Eat You Last, Cicely Tyson's Beautiful Bountiful, Tristan Sturrock's Mayday Mayday

David Finkle | Posted 06.25.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Tuning into the gossip the Divine Miss M spews jubilantly as another Divine Miss M is such fun it hardly matters that five minutes after the romp ends, much of the dirt dished with such five-alarm relish has completely faded in the cool night air.

Interview: Checking in With Veteran Seymour Cassel

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Actor Seymour Cassel is on the phone and, when asked what he's been doing, says, "Well, I'm looking for work."

Gene Hackman Knew Homeless Man He Slapped In NM

AP | Posted 01.01.2013 | Celebrity

SANTA FE, N.M. — Actor Gene Hackman had given clothes, money and rides to a homeless man whom he slapped this week after the man became aggressi...

Gene Hackman Slaps Homeless Man

AP | Posted 10.31.2012 | Celebrity

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Police in New Mexico say Gene Hackman was acting in self-defense when he slapped a homeless man who had become aggressive toward the...

Which Actor Does Romney Think Should Play Him?

AP | Posted 11.14.2012 | Entertainment

BY KEN THOMAS, ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK -- Mitt Romney would like to see actor Gene Hackman play him in a movie. He's a fan of "Jersey Shore" star...

Falling for Vanessa Bell Calloway At ABFF

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 09.30.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

When I met Vanessa Bell Calloway, I wanted to give her a standing ovation. She is an extraordinary actress, dancer, philanthropist, motivator, mentor, wife, and mother.

Gene Hackman Airlifted To Hospital

Posted 03.14.2012 | Celebrity

UPDATE (6:30): TMZ reports that Hackman has been released from the hospital and is doing "fine." _____ PREVIOUSLY: Gene Hackman was hit by a car...

Actor's Actor: A Birthday Salute to Robert Duvall

John Farr | Posted 05.10.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Duvall can look back with pride on a rich and colorful life, and his contributions to film should never be underestimated, as the following ten titles demonstrate.

Jessie Heyman

7 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Royal Tenenbaums'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessie Heyman | Posted 12.14.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Thursday night, the New York Film Festival toasted the 10th anniversary of Wes Anderson's film "The Royal Tenenbaums." And although a deca...

Cinematic Superman: The Astonishing Legacy of Clint Eastwood

John Farr | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

This was the not the first title I had in mind for this piece. But when I dug into Clint Eastwood's life and career, it seemed particularly apt -- and not even close to an overstatement.

Tribeca Film Festival Exclusive Interview: Dennis Farina Scores in Last Rites and Luck

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 07.03.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

Dennis Farina. You have to love him. You can't help yourself. Farina's latest leading role as Joe May in The Last Rites of Joe May puts us under a new kind of mesmerizing spell.

On Her 70th Birthday, a Tribute to Faye Dunaway

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

To paraphrase a famous quote: "Hilary -- I've seen you act, and I've seen Faye Dunaway act, and Miss Duff -- you're no Faye Dunaway." This truth is of course self-evident if you watch Faye in her prime.

Three Clues That CEOs or Politicans Are Lying to You

Todd Kashdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Todd Kashdan

There's nothing wrong with an assumption that people are inherently good while giving them the benefit of the doubt. All I ask is that you go beyond the surface content of what people talk about.

Two Passing Greats: A Tribute to Arthur Penn and Tony Curtis

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

One had to acknowledge and admire Tony Curtis's sheer spirit and zest. But while Curtis was the ultimate public personality, filmmaker Arthur Penn, who died two days ago, was basically a private man.

Where Brando Meets Buffett

themillions.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There is something about celebrity novels that seems intrinsically against nature, like cats playing the piano. Celebrities are perfect the way they ...