The Good, The Bad, The Bogus: Moments in ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’
Harry Potter achieved the impossible. He defeated Voldemort while leading 8 pretty solid films – a huge feat in a cinematic world where most sequels suck. But for all his successes, there are little demons and inconsistencies in Harry’s cinematic closet. With J.K. Rowling’s pen whipping up massive tomes, there was all manner of little tidbits and… Continue reading The Good, The Bad, The Bogus: Moments in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'
When its greenlight was first announced, American Horror Story instantly became one of the year’s most-anticipated shows. Sure, America’s love affair with Glee has begun to wane, and I don’t think anybody was thrilled about the last, say, four seasons of Nip/Tuck, but it’s a testament to creator Ryan Murphy’s creativity (not to mention his self-promotion skills) that a basic-cable gothic horror serial would garner the interest it has. Add… Continue reading American Horror Story: The 10 Biggest WTF Moments from the Premiere
8. Juan of the Dead Wins over the Audience
Everyone loves an underdog story and a young Cuban filmmaker fighting the odds, pulling together a scrappy little horror film and getting into Fantastic Fest where he wins over the crowd and becomes an audience award runner-up is most definitely an underdog story. The fact that Juan of the Dead exists, that a zombie horror… Continue reading The Eight Most Shocking and Surprising Moments of Fantastic Fest 2011
Most of us have at least one terribly embarrassing memory of watching something inappropriate with our parents or kids. We know you’ve all been through it — gone to see a film you thought would be a crowd-pleaser only to realize it’s cringe-inducing — at least while sitting next to the parental units or offspring. Here are some true stories about unbearably embarrassing movie moments, starting with my… Continue reading Embarrassing Movie Moments With Mom: Readers Share Their Cringe-Worthy Stories
With the annual Tour de France winding up this weekend, it seems like an opportune time to consider an inspiring moment from the most inspirational cycling movie ever made: Breaking Away.
Written by the late Steve Tesich, who earned an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, the movie was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (Peter Yates), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Barbara Barrie), and… Continue reading Our Favorite Inspirational Moments: 'Breaking Away'