It's Larry's call this time around, and he's picked a good 'un: The Masque of the Red Death, Roger Corman's adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe story that casts Vincent Price as a Satan-worshiping noble who just wants to be loved.
It's impossible for a beautiful woman such as Jena Sims to also have brains. Wrong! Jena is a smart, capable woman who not only makes us smile when she's in front of the camera, but runs her own non-profit organization called HBBQ's Inc. (Has Been Beauty Queens).
Having grown up enjoying Roger Corman's filmic retelling of Edgar Allen Poe's horror tales, his garish productions were lodged in my brain forever. So when I saw Corman's World, a flood of memories returned.
Roger Corman is a mythic hero in the movie business for his indisputable achievements and generosity. Yesterday his generosity continued: at age 85, he gave a Master Class to young would-be American filmmakers on how to be a success.
The Motion Picture Academy does an injustice, not only to the recipients but to their fans, by continuing its new policy of presenting honorary Oscars at a special function in November instead of the ceremony next February.
For me, actors can get on a roll and make good, popular films. But the true sign of a movie star is when they can pull audiences into movies that aren't very good. Steve Carell has been doing that in spades.
This year's Oscar producers, Adam Shankman and Bil Mechanic, were so dedicated to the quixotic task of luring in young viewers, that we were given a show full of presenters that appeared to have gone through puberty during the rehearsals.