Some creative writing teachers can name a handful of successes. With Robert McKee, the list goes on and on.
There was finally a role for a black actress, the type of actress who typically is relegated to playing cop, or maid, or union-hating teacher, and they gave the role the Hollywood Black Barbie treatment.
"It's true that the Hollywood community was (and is) sort of genially Democratic, but in the early '70s, their political activism had not yet been organized into effective fund raising."
Like some off-Broadway gems that so wonderfully showcase rare talent before they land on the big stage, there are a handful of lesser-known films circulating around in the periphery worthy of a closer look.
With only two weeks until the Twilight franchise premieres its final film, recently reconciled stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are in full Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 promotional mode.
At heart, Frankenweenie is a classic tale about a boy and his dog. Of course, given the title, you would be right to suspect there's a little more at stake here than that.
Nearly a year and a half after the release of Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, the estate of William Faulkner is suing Sony over a line in the movie that was taken from the author's 1950 book, Requiem for a Nun.
I'll admit it -- I've always had a sugar daddy complex.
The first-ever Paul Rudd All Star Bowling Benefit on Monday raised funds for Our Time, an organization that helps young people who stutter bolster their confidence and communication skills. So how did this become the "Paul Rudd" bowling benefit?
With the next cool person you meet, make an effort, see what happens, see if your life changes... See if you meet somebody that absolutely blows you away.
I kept wondering about those who own and control and create much of the media and how much if any time they spend on meditation, creating consciousness and how what they do affects all of us.
Do the "East Coast Earthquake Math" and see if the Maine Earthquake registers!
This Friday, The Sessions, starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, and William H. Macy, will be released, beginning what is likely a path towards multiple Oscar nominations.
Now that I'm segueing into my new career as a software titan/media mogul shameless self-promoter, I thought it would be nice to use my years of experience in the Hollywood trenches to give something back -- you know, to the kids just starting out.
Although Jennifer Hudson is being praised for her recent weight loss, the extra weight she carried in the beginning of her career was never really presented as an issue. Neither have Nicki Minaj's curves. In fact, those voluptuous bodies are considered the norm when it comes to these entertainers of color.
If America can make a movie called Kung Fu Panda, and have it become a number one hit in China, then it follows that a Korean artist, too, can rise to the top of the charts in America.