Did any sentimental considerations sway my decision to invest in Jersey Boys? Well, every summer as a kid, I played at the Jersey Shore. When I first met Frankie Valli, I told him that whenever I hear him sing "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" I still recall the summery coconut scent of Coppertone wafting across the boardwalk.
Here's a bold statement: Giving your children the chance to watch classic films can be just as vital as anything they learn in school.
Below, a list of seven simple things I have worked regularly into my life that have made my life better. And not just better. A lot better.
Just once, for your father, take his advice, thank your mother, chew with your mouth closed, stop making that face, finish your chores without any sass-back, and stick to one of these father-friendly films.
Let's face it, most people think that 'Hollywood' fathers just call it in when it comes to day-to-day parenting. In Costner's case, he made sure that he wasn't (and isn't) an absentee father.
In portraying our response to climate change, Hollywood has made an enormous - and erroneous - assumption. The apocalyptic visions presented by the mo...
I'm always pleasantly surprised when I sit down to interview a powerful, beautiful, intelligent woman who is not afraid to mix her wisdom with her femininity. And even more amazed when she's accompanied by a man, a partner confident enough to be by her side.
Jon Turteltaub, who directed Freeman in Last Vegas, lead the post dinner conversation with Morgan Freeman who not only received the award; but, he received another milestone as well: June 7 was declared Morgan Freeman Day in Illinois by Governor Quinn.
With credits dating back to 1954, Roger Corman has one of Hollywood's longest running careers, and every step of the way has fearlessly pioneered ideas in filmmaking, through all of new media's many definitions over the decades.
Adapted from the bestselling young adult novel by John Green, TFIOS, as it's known to Green's adoring fans, is a beautiful and beautifully honest story about two teens who are dying from cancer and dying to squeeze everything out of life before they do.
Whether it was hiring people to hold up cameras with no film to create a paparazzi feel for his new client or getting a client to be close to actual famous people so their fame would melt off, Shep was brilliant.
Without women's stories, we see only half of our world. Without women filmmakers showing us what it really means to be a woman within what has long been a patriarchal society, we cannot appreciate the many struggles women have experienced, nor the sweetness of the victories won.
Oscar Micheaux (1884-1951), the son of former slaves, lived a remarkable life. He was a homesteader in South Dakota, a bestselling author of seven novels, and a filmmaker who went on to make 44 "race films," the term used for a genre of films made for black audiences with all-black casts.
As the situation confronting kidnapped women in Nigeria continues to deteriorate, the need for international solidarity has never been greater. The 276 teenage women, who were kidnapped at gunpoint by Islamist group Boko Haram, have been held captive for more than a month.
Living in a town and a business that doesn't typically embrace older women, Clements has somehow learned how to fully embrace her life. "For me, life is just beginning -- this whole second half of my life."
The movie is garnering much attention because of the extraordinary star power -- not unlike how the celebrity of Hanks helped to propel Philadelphia. But, as with Philadelphia, it is the humanity imbued in a story being told at a necessary time that promises to enrapture audiences.