Last night at the at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences they screened a new 70 mm print of Spartacus. Producer/Star Kirk Douglas, 95, was present with wife Anne, and engaged in a vigorous Q&A session.
Serious Sinatraphiles need to buy Ring-A-Ding Ding! again, no matter how many times they've bought it before. Why? A 50-year-old screwup that's dogged every release of the album has finally been fixed.
I'm mystified by the seemingly constant frenzy online about whether or not the Farrelly brothers' longstanding urge to make a Three Stooges movie will ever get off the ground. It's toxic-remake mania taken to an extreme.
Notwithstanding Colin Firth's astonishing performance, the film's genius lies in its being decidedly old-fashioned. Here is a sampling of my favorite titles which concern the venerable throne of England.
If you hear some young, unschooled person say, "Oh, Dustin Hoffman, he played Ben Stiller's kooky dad", point them towards the other memorable characters that more accurately reflect this performer's invaluable contribution to film.
It is exceedingly strange and more than a little sad that actresses Olivia de Havilland, 94, and her sister Joan Fontaine, 93, have been estranged for many years, the result of an intense sibling rivalry which has never dissipated.