Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you’ll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way.
Laura Antonelli (1941-2015) – Italian Actress. She starred in Luchino Visconti’s L’innocente, Salvatore Sampieri’s Malicious
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:
Mash-Up of the Day:
If the original Jurassic Park is too scary for you, try this version starring pugs:
Parody of the Day:
Imperator Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road is so popular, she’s begun starring in commercials, fake ones (via Geek Tyrant):
Vintage Image of the Day:
You might recognize the tall, thin, strong-jawed actor/clown/comedian Bill Irwin as Ham Gravy in Popeye, as Mr. Leeds in Lady in the Water, as Anne Hathaway’s dad in Rachel Getting Married, or even as Mr. Noodle on Sesame Street. However, there’s one role where you simply will not recognize him: as TARS the robot in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.
Many may think that TARS… Continue reading 'Interstellar' Actor Bill Irwin Explains How Bringing TARS to Life Finally Made Christopher Nolan Smile
Interstellar first took off in theaters last November and people still can’t stop talking about Christopher Nolan’s science fiction epic. Granted, a lot of that talk is arguing about some of the logic in the movie, but not all of it is coming from armchair scientists on the Internet.
Fellow sci-fi director Rian Johnson (whose last movie was Looper and whose next… Continue reading 'Interstellar' Extras: Listen to Rian Johnson's Chat with Christopher Nolan Before It Hits Theaters Again
Postcredits scenes and comic book movies just seem to go hand in hand now. Ever since the first major one in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the end of Iron Man, they’ve seemingly become the norm, which other studios like Sony and 20th Century Fox have tried to replicate in their respective Spider-Man and X-Men films.
Recently, though, a couple of major comic book films since the… Continue reading Comics on Film: Postcredits Sequences and Why Christopher Nolan Avoids Them