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Kirk Douglas Is Spartacus at Academy Screening!

Jay Weston | Posted 10.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

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.

Cell Phones (HAL?) vs. Humans: Welcome to '2012: A Life Odyssey'

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 06.25.2012 | Technology
Lorraine Devon Wilke

When the parties have been seated, the food has been served, and the time-honored tradition of "dinner conversation" has commenced, the pinging of incoming texts and the private giggles and mad key tapping in response are not remotely what "dinner conversation" had in mind.

Prometheus Are You Seeing This?

David McAlmont | Posted 08.15.2012 | UK Entertainment
David McAlmont

El Boyfo was being sweet. He wanted us "to discover it together." I, on the other hand had little interest in sweet mutual discovery. Our first Prometheus spat launched when he realised that I had no intention of allowing days to go by with me twitching until our iMax trip.

Communing With Kubrick

Mike Kaplan | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Kaplan

Todd McCarthy had just flown in from Sundance, where he had seen Room 237. He found the film pretty wild and weird with accounts of The Shining's hidden meanings.

2001: A Space Odyssey: Art vs. 2012 Reality

David H. Bailey | Posted 05.09.2012 | Science
David H. Bailey

What is missing is a sales pitch -- like the arms race but ideally less grim -- that made possible the Apollo program. Time will tell when and how the 2001 vision will be realized, and if it will be human or robotic. In the meantime, we all can dream.

PHOTOS: Stanley Kubrick's NYC Subway Photography

Posted 05.07.2012 | New York

Following in the footsteps of Walker Evans, a young Stanley Kubrick, during his tenure as a staff photographer for Look magazine in the 1940s, capture...

On His 75th Birthday, The Best Jack Nicholson Movies of All Time

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

It does not seem quite possible that Jack Nicholson could be turning 75 today. He seems ageless, particularly when you revisit his best films. And that's just what we should all do to mark the occasion.

'Toy Story' Meets 'The Shining'

Posted 03.08.2012 | Arts

It is incredibly creepy when childhood artifacts are put into a darker, more adult context. We can't imagine anything scarier than Stanley Kubrick's "...

How Stanley Kubrick Kept His Eye on the Budget, Down to the Orange Juice

Mike Kaplan | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Kaplan

One never knew what Kubrick surprise would rear itself at the most unexpected time, make you shake your head in wonder -- and smile.

How Stanley Kubrick Shot His Own Newsweek Cover

Mike Kaplan | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Kaplan

"This is unheard of. We take our own cover photographs. If he won't be photographed by Newsweek, he won't be on the cover." Was this actually happening? Losing our major break over the cover shot?

Inside the First Screening of A Clockwork Orange

Mike Kaplan | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Kaplan

For two months after my arrival in England, in May 1971, I had been carrying on an unusual relationship with the footage that would come to constitute A Clockwork Orange.

How Stanley Kubrick Transformed the Modern Box-Office Report (By Accident)

Mike Kaplan | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Kaplan

With Stanley's rare combination of meticulousness and creativity, we achieved what we set out to accomplish -- but the most influential result of our collaboration was unexpected.

Kirk Douglas Turns 95!

John Farr | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Should we call him "Spartacus"? Or "Champion"? Both names certainly fit the man. Kirk Douglas turns 95 tomorrow, and he is still very much with us.

SLIDESHOW: Stanley Kubrick's NYC Photography

Posted 12.06.2011 | New York

Before Stanley Kubrick was a master filmmaker (Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining) he was a teenager i...

Political Art Timeline, 1945-1966: Postwar Art of the Left

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.06.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2011-12-03-Screenshot20111203at10.01.48AM.pngMost demarcations of historical epochs are necessarily vague. Not this one.

Movie review: Sleeping Beauty

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.31.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Perhaps I'm not qualified to write about Sleeping Beauty, the debut film from Australian director Julia Leigh. I am, after all, a middle-aged man. An...

Art's Best Frenemies

Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts

Long before middle school girls made 'frenemy' a household term with their three-way phone calls and backhanded insults, Raphael and Michelangelo were...

07/16/99 - When Studios Blew the Best Chance to Legitimize the NC-17

Scott Mendelson | Posted 12.28.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The NC-17 will continue to be a 'scarlet letter' until a major studio is willing to risk releasing a major genre film with that adults-only rating and basically dare chains like AMC, Regal, and Cinemark not to carry it.

Kubrick's Clockwork Orange Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Jay Weston | Posted 11.19.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The film still shocks us all with its portrayal of those sociopathic brutal youths and their journey of murder, rape and senseless violence.

UFO Hunter William J. Birnes Talks Aliens and Apollo 18

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 11.04.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Alien lunar bases? Covert U.S. government lunar bases? Both? Does one hand (NASA) not know what the other hand (the military) is doing? I don't know.

Street Art, Orgies & Car Crashes: The Work Of Miss Bugs

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.19.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A stunningly horrendous car crash. A windshield smashed in by a wooden stump. A shard of white light cutting sharply through a smoke cloud which rises...

Annals of the Overrated: Lady Gaga and The Tree of Life

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.27.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Last week I saw Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life. Then I saw Lady Gaga on SNL. And I had the same reaction to both: Why are there so many people out there willing to declare this stuff great art?

Monday Madness: Chatting with Rob Zombie, Danny Elfman, Devo's Gerald Casale and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.22.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Stephen King Sounds Off On "Carrie" Remake

ew.com | Posted 07.20.2011 | Books

Thirty-five years after Stephen King’s first best-seller roared into theaters and scared a generation of prom-going teens, MGM and Screen Gems have ...

50 Years Later: The Alan Shepard Freedom 7 Flight

Neal Thompson | Posted 07.03.2011 | Media
Neal Thompson

From the start, exploring space was all about the race, the competition between two superpowers, each flexing their nation's brains and brawn. Who wou...