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My Favorite Year: The Pop Culture Peak That Was 1984

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 06.13.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Thirty years ago! Scary! Yet inspiring. (Certainly most millennials I encounter are ripping off that era as fast as their iPad-laden hands can grab.) For your pleasure and edification, I was there (and then), and I reflect.

An 'E.T.' Flashback 31 Years After The Film's Release

Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment

On June 11, 1982, "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" hit theaters. Starring Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Henry Thomas, and Drew Barrymore, the beloved film...

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial's Dee Wallace: The CFQ Interview

Dan Persons | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Dee Wallace probably reached her greatest audience as the progressive but put-upon suburban mom of E.T., and most recently took her career in a darkly satirical direction with her work in the Asylum's gory, fractured fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel.

Mighty Movie's Temple of Bad: Mac and Me

Dan Persons | Posted 04.26.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Sit back, unwrap your Big Mac, pour a nice, hearty bowl of Skittles, open up a can of Coca-Cola, keep a roll of Brawny paper towels handy, shut off your Sears power tools, and join Andrea Lipinski, Kevin Lauderdale, and I as we tackle one of cinema's true monuments of awfulness.

A Boy's Life

Tomer Kamerling | Posted 01.21.2013 | Books
Tomer Kamerling

He stayed out all night again. Melissa couldn't remember when he hadn't stayed out all night. Wrapped in a blanket on the rusty garden chair in front of the tool shed, a bag of candy in one hand and a flashlight in the other. Night after night. Year after year.

DVDs: E.T. Remains Spielberg's Masterpiece

Michael Giltz | Posted 12.21.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

When the director of Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Raiders decided what to create next, he focused instead on a modestly budgeted film about a boy who befriends an alien. The result was the biggest hit of his career.

WATCH: Henry Thomas' 'E.T.' Audition

Posted 10.16.2012 | Entertainment

This year marks the 30th anniversary for Steven Spielberg's "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial," and with nostalgia for the classic film in full bloom, what ...

Celebrating 'E.T.' At 30

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 10.07.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- How old is too old to sob like a little girl at "E.T. – the Extra-Terrestrial"? Not 40, apparently. The Steven Spielberg film th...

Remember This? The Terrible 'E.T.' Atari 2600 Video Game

Mike Ryan | Posted 08.11.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

"Remember This?" is a new feature on HuffPost Entertainment resurrecting pop-cultural artifacts that haven't enjoyed the spotlight for quite some ti...

Spielberg Honored as Game-Changer by Directors Guild

Pamela Ezell | Posted 08.13.2011 | Entertainment
Pamela Ezell

Steven Spielberg sat down at the Director's Guild Saturday to talk about his career as a part of the DGA's celebration of its 75th anniversary saluting "game-changers" who have advanced the art and craft of directing.