As per Variety, "The Palace" tells "the story of one year within the walls of the palace of an authoritarian regime as it begins to unravel." Along with Winslet and Grant, "The Palace" cast includes Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts...
Ever since Phil Hartman's tenure, there's been plenty of speculation about who's now filling his role as the "glue" on "Saturday Night Live." Chris Parnell, a cast member from 1998 to 2006, had a similar reputation as someone...
By the time 1983 rolled around, the exciting, innovative stretch of auteur-driven filmmaking was firmly over. We were now in the age where Hollywood shifted its primary focus to capture the attention of younger audiences. You had science-fiction,...
One effect of the tiny budget was that George Miller couldn't afford to hire an editor. So, he edited "Mad Max" himself. This meant that every day, for what turned into a year-long process, he was reminded of...
You've probably heard of Occam's Razor, but in case you're unfamiliar, it's a problem-solving principle that states the simplest solution is often the correct one. And when it comes to the octopus in "The Goonies," Richard Donner's explanation...
Howard followed up "Remember the Titans" with "Ali," the Michael Mann-directed biopic of the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali. This was an early dramatic turn for its star, Will Smith, who packed on the muscle to play The Champ and was...
Both of the movies that Netflix is dumping are genre pictures, which you'd think would be their bread and butter since it's the streaming service that owes much of its industry power to "Stranger Things." One is called...
Perry's "Boo! A Madea Halloween" was the 10th feature film to star the character — there are, as of this writing, 13 Madea movies — and while it was a hit, it wasn't terribly well-received by critics. According...
As many may already know, the long-running "Tomb Raider" franchise centers around the exploits of British archeologist Lara Croft. While her actual story changes from game to game and movie to movie, the one constant throughout the franchise...
When you know this, it's sometimes all you can see in Fonda's sorrowful eyes. Ford saw it and insisted on the up-and-coming star over Don Ameche and Tyrone Power. Fonda had to be his prairie prophet. Ford's film is...
You can tell Harrison Ford is enjoying himself on this show. How was it writing for his voice? Goldstein: Yeah, I hate to say it, it's easy because it's him and it's kind of easy to write to his...
David Banner, cursed by his monsterism, lived on the road as a vagabond. He was alone. The show's closing theme song — a piano tune by Joe Harnell called "The Lonely Man" — wasn't about his ability to transform...
In order to survive in "Alien 3," Ripley must embrace the very masculinity that surrounds and oppresses her. She shaves her head, wears men's clothes, and hides any possible perceived weakness, like her cryo-sickness. It's a fantastic representation...
As Quentin Tarantino explained during his interview with Film Comment, the original structure for "True Romance" was a lot closer to that of "Reservoir Dogs." Here's what he had to say: "If you break it into three acts, the...
When speaking to Collider recently, Emilia Clarke discussed what it's like working with the Marvel machine and her response was overwhelmingly positive. She said: "It's mind-boggling. I've got to tell you, the way that those shows and films are...
John Milius knew what he had in Patrick Swayze, and used him to get the rest of the young actors — including Charlie Sheen, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, and Jennifer Grey — in line. As Swayze recalled on a...