In a scene in 2000′s “High Fidelity,” Jack Black and Todd Louiso’s record store clerk characters are coming up with a list of the top five songs about death. Black mentions “You Can’t Always… Continue reading 'The Big Chill' at 30: How the Boomer Nostalgia Classic Ruined Movies for a Generation
Taking on a Hitchcock title borders on cinematic heresy for many. Yet the new version of “The Lady Vanishes” is not trying to remake the master’s 1938 version.
Airing Sunday on PBS (check local listings), “The Lady Vanishes: Masterpiece Mystery!” hews closer to the novel than the film, but the basic story is the same. It’s a film shot rich with ambers and shadows, perfect for… Continue reading 'The Lady Vanishes': Alfred Hitchcock classic gets the 'Masterpiece Mystery' treatment
Maybe you think of “Jurassic Park” as the movie that surpassed “E.T.” to become the biggest Steven Spielberg film ever, as well as one of the biggest hits of all time. Or maybe you think of it as the film that, through its landmark CGI dinosaurs, helped usher in the age of digital filmmaking. Or maybe you just think of it as the movie that scared the… Continue reading 'Jurassic Park': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Classic Dinosaur Movie
Since nothing is sacred, Universal Pictures and Silver Pictures have announced plans to remake “Weird Science,” the 1985 John Hughes classic about a pair of nerds who create the perfect woman using their computer. (At the time, it was a space aged concept; now digital love is the norm.)
Joel Silver, the producer behind everything from “Lethal Weapon” to “Die Hard” to “The Matrix,” is set to produce, while Michael Bacall… Continue reading 'Weird Science' Remake: Universal Bringing the John Hughes Classic Back to Life, Because Of Course