Scream Queens of the Big Screen

Scream Queens have been an integral part of the movies since the first moving picture was filmed. Here is my short article on the very best of those leading ladies.

Five Children’s Movies That Stand the Test of Time

Many adult films become timeless classics because of their heady themes or commentary on the world and the people in it. Movies aimed at kids may appeal to viewers in later generations for these reasons, but more often because they appeal to a sense of innocence free of obvious innuendo and social commentary. Many movies involve magic and wizards, elements of fantasy not readily available in our world.

Triumph of the Kill: The Biggest Movies of January 2013

January usually isn’t regarded as the big month for blockbuster releases, but this year has seen some notable exceptions; below are four of the most important releases of January 2013. “The Last Stand” What would American cinema be like without the good old blockbuster? “The Last Stand” stars over-the-top physical comedian Johnny Knoxville playing Costello to over-the-hill cybernetic organism Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Abbot.

A Murder of Crows

This 1999 movie is a thriller starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., Tom Berenger, Eric Stolz and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. Set in Key West and New Orleans, its twists and turns will keep you in your seat. Our hero is guilty of plagiarism, but did he commit murder?

The Life and Career of Sarah Jessica Parker

Growing Up Sarah Jessica Parker was born on March 25, 1965 in Nelsonville, Ohio. Parker’s mother, Barbara, was a nursery school teacher, while her father, Stephen, worked as a journalist and a budding entrepreneur. Barbara Parker is of German and English heritage, while her father was descended from Eastern European Jews.

The Presidents Documentary On The History Channel

A 2005 documentary tells all you wanted to know about the presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush. There’s a lot you haven’t heard before.

A 21st Century Remake of “Singing in the Rain?” – An Almost Impossible Cinematic Endeavor

Would it be an easy task for a movie producer in today’s Tinsel Town to find three very talented entertainers to duplicate the superb dancing, singing, and acting performed by Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds in the 1952 musical, “Singing in the Rain,” in order to remake the Oscar nominated movie in a 21st Century setting? I don’t think it would be an easy endeavor to find three artists as proficiently talented as Kelly, O’Connor, and Reynolds. I think it would be almost impossible. Why? Read on if you want to know.

Could Jason Be the New Arnold?

Two recent action films show two different action kings. One is making a comeback while the other is furthering his reputation as a star.

Coronation Street: A Guilty Pleasure

Okay… time to fess-up. We all have them so why not admit it? I’m referring to those silly little things that give us a bit of simple happiness from time-to-time and are often called “guilty pleasures” although that does conjure up something more exotic.

Sylvester Stallone: More Than Meets the Eye

Sylvester Stallone is an American actor famous for his portrayal of tough, damaged heroes in action movies. Born in 1946 in New York City, Stallone had small roles in a number of films before starring in “The Lords of Flatbush” in 1974, for which he also wrote dialogue. In 1976, he took the entertainment world by storm when he appeared as the fighter Rocky Balboa in the film “Rocky.

Do We Need a New Oscar Category?

Years ago I read a book newly translated into English called Max and the Cats by Moacyr Scliar. It was published years before Yann Martel’s Life of Pi.

Movies That Combine Live Actors and Animation

Live action is the term that describes living, breathing actors working on a film. Animation is the art of creating drawn or computer-animated characters for the screen. In some films, the two techniques are combined as live actors interact onscreen with animated characters or items.