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Typecast as "Trump"

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 06.28.2016 | Entertainment
Jonathan D. Moreno

Repeatedly, we've heard that Donald Trump needs to "pivot." He seems to know that, as shown in his willingness to give a couple of teleprompter speec...

My New Year's Resolutions for 2016

John K. Herr | Posted 01.01.2017 | Comedy
John K. Herr

1. Write the great Armenian novel 2. Finish that exposé on Blue Man Group, it's been two years already 3. Speed up the toenail clipping 4. Smell t...

How the 'Psychological Drama' Taught Peter Lorre How to Act

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 01.10.2015 | Arts
Jonathan D. Moreno

Even if you don't know his name, and even if you were born 30 years after he died, chances are you recognize the actor who played the creepy guy in the 1942 film Casablanca. Peter Lorre 's life ended 50 years ago this year. A few weeks ago the British Film Institute concluded a month-long celebration of his work.

Barry Nelson, American Actor, Was the Very First 007

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Slated for this year's Academy Awards is a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the 007 movie franchise which will include guest appearances by all six film actors who essayed the role of James Bond on the silver screen.

A Trio of New Intriguing Factoids From the Sci-Fi/Horror/Mystery Film Genre

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 09.14.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Fascinatingly, a real-life Dr. Dippel Frankenstein engaged in alchemical experiments to create an animate bioform called a "homonculus" utilizing both animal and human cadavers at Castle Frankenstein in southwestern Germany in the late 1600s and early 1700s.

70th Anniversay Tribute to Three Casablanca Co-Stars!

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

The 70th anniversary tribute to Casablanca is today, Wednesday, March 21, where it will be shown in 450 theaters across America.

25 Foreign Films Even Subtitle Haters Should See

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Reading subtitles is a lot like riding a bicycle. Practice not only makes perfect, soon enough it's second nature so you don't even notice you're doing it. This particularly holds true when you're watching something great.

Kay Thompson: The Singer Has Ended But the Great Arrangements Linger On

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Think Pink, the recordings of Kay Thompson, former head of MGM's vocal department, is a must-have for anyone interested in first-rate singing, songs and arrangements.