Legendary comedian and actress Phyllis Diller has passed away at the age of 95.
Diller’s career began in 1952 at KROW radio in Oakland. She was celebrated for her brand of kooky, odd-ball humor and, in the 1960s, began appearing in TV specials alongside Bob Hope.
These appearances gave way to her very own program, “The Phyllis Diller Show,” which aired from 1966-1967 and “The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show” in 1968. She… Continue reading Phyllis Diller Dead: Legendary Comedian Dies At 95
This is Andy Smith’s favorite part, when he slips in through the top of the Tumbler — the Batmobile used in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy — and fires up the engine. The Tumbler lets out a roar, the floor shakes and the cockpit begins to smell like the inside of a lawnmower. A slight, confident smirk slips across his face that seems to say, Yeah, I am sitting in the
Veteran costume designer Theadora Van Runkle has died at the age of 83. Best known for her Oscar-nominated work on ‘Bonnie and Clyde,’ Van Runkle got her start as a sketch artist for award-winning designer Dorothy Jeakins (‘The Sound of Music, ‘The Ten Commandments’), and would later be recommended for the ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ job by Jeakins herself. Her costumes for Faye Dunaway and Warren Beaty in the… Continue reading Legendary 'Bonnie and Clyde' Costume Designer Dies at 83
Chris Foss has had the sort of career many young men would dream of. He has worked as a visual consultant on some of the most influential movies of our time, including ‘Alien,’ ‘Superman’ and Alejandro Jodorowsky’s famously scrapped version of ‘Dune.’
He even had the chance to tell off a director he once admired greatly: Stanley Kubrick. The two butted heads constantly when Foss was brought in to… Continue reading Legendary Illustrator Chris Foss Recalls His Blowout With Stanley Kubrick and Antics on 'Alien' Set
Jackie Chan leads a revolution, a creepy urban legend comes to life, and Butch Cassidy rides again in this week’s roundup of independent film.
Opening This Weekend
Jackie Chan stars in 1911, which will open on 33 screens across the country. Chan plays Huang Xing, a military leader who returns from Japan to discover his homeland in turmoil; he then leads a rebellion against the despotic rule of the Qing