For many people of my vintage and older, our first conception of who Batman was came about almost exclusively from daily exposure to reruns of the series that aired on ABC, and made the term "camp" a part of our collective vernacular.
A lot of stars had lengthy careers with many box office hits. Box office is a rough estimate, sure, even if you adjust for inflation (which I don't). But by some estimates, Tom Hanks has the all-time worldwide box office total.
Once upon a time, some iconoclastic comic actors and wildly original writers were assembled to copy a hit TV show's style, and despite format limits, managed to distinguish themselves in bleeding edge ways.
For a lot of fans, Enterprise must have seemed to be the red-headed step-child of Star Trek shows. However, the show has been re-issued on Blu-ray and stands up as a worthy entry into the Star Trek franchise.
In honor of the 25th anniversary Blu-ray release of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (which is in the running for the best film ever directed by Robert Zemeckis) I was given the extreme pleasure of interviewing the voice of Roger Rabbit himself, Charles Fleischer.
Those wanting a faithful adaptation of the iconic comic book will get their money's worth. As a filmed adaptation, it is stymied only by a curious bit of miscasting and material that just-plain doesn't work as well on the screen as it did on the page.
The nest was full this past week with my two adult children, my daughter A and my son D as they arrived from the big city to visit with me in the suburbs. I was so pleased to have them home ... to enjoy their company and to 'break bread' with those I love.
The appeal for silent movies comes not from imagining how a moldy piece of nitrate might have entertained our great grandparents more than staring at a blank wall but in catching a unique type of storytelling that's just about impossible to pull off today.
It has never made sense to me that those preoccupied with how movies are delivered have for years written off "physical media" as "dead" even though the evidence shows it isn't happening and won't for years to come.
The ideas and concepts first found in Frank Miller's Batman: Year One have been so pilfered through over the last 25 years that it feels strange to see this work adapted for film without any narrative alterations.
it should come to nobody's surprise that when Fox Home Entertainment dressed up a bunch of people as science fiction characters to promote the Blu-ray release of the Star Wars saga, nobody batted an eyelash.