The new film from Steven Spielberg has a very old-fashioned feel to it. Some of that is obviously the result of the true spy drama Bridge of Spies being set more than half a century ago, but Spielberg also clearly meant to evoke a lot of classic movies of that time period. His casting of Tom Hanks, the closest actor today to… Continue reading Steven Spielberg Reveals the Original 1965 Casting Choices For 'Bridge of Spies'
In the world of Star Wars, there is an ever-elusive treat that fans have always wanted to get their hands on: the original theatrical cuts of the first three films.
Are they finally — officially — coming to a store near you after all these years? Well, let’s figure that out.
So what’s the deal with these theatrical cuts anyway?
Chris Farley is back in the zeitgeist these days, partly because of a new documentary called I Am Chris Farley, about the life of the late comedian and Saturday Night Live veteran, and partly thanks to a recent viral video inserting Farley into the Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation trailer. Now here’s more, a reminder that Farley was the original voice of Shrek, but he died suddenly in 1997… Continue reading Watch: Chris Farley As the Original Voice of Shrek
Did you know that the new movie Vacation is based on a true story? Well, okay, techically it’s a continuation of a series of movies that started off with a 1983 feature adapted from a short story that was based on real events. John Hughes wrote the source tale, titled Vacation ’58, for National Lampoon magazine back in the late ’70s, while he was primarily employed… Continue reading Read the Original 'Vacation' Short Story Written By John Hughes
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:
Vintage Summer Movie Preview of the Day:
Was 1982 the best summer for movies? It looks that way in retrospect looking at this sneak preview of the season’s offerings of 33 years ago, but let’s remember that a lot of these releases, such as Blade Runner and Tron were box office disappointments.… Continue reading Today in Movie Culture: The Original Ant-Man, 'Star Wars' Toys That Won't Fit In Your Home and More