Earlier this year we got a new ab-heavy take on Frankenstein’s monster with I, Frankenstein. Now we’re about to lay eyes on a new, somewhat heroic take on Dracula with Dracula Untold. With these two examples in mind, perhaps the time has come to put a new coat of paint on some of our older movie monsters. Variety, after all, is the spice of… Continue reading Other Old-School Villains Who Need a Makeover, from Gremlins to the Phantom
Mike Mills’s indie darling “Beginners” has earned the simple short hand as the film that finally won Christopher Plummer his Oscar. While it was a story of underdog triumph for the 82-year-old actor, it has left its star, Ewan McGregor in a familiar spot: completely overlooked. McGregor — who shot to fame with “Trainspotting” in 1997 and has appeared in some of your favorite movies since then — often gets… Continue reading Ewan McGregor, 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen' Star, On 'Beginners' And 'The Phantom Menace'
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In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Cameron Mackintosh produced a unique, spectacular… Continue reading The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall [Blu-ray]
“Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 3D” hits theaters this weekend, and it brings up a lot of contradictory feelings in fans of George Lucas’ legendary franchise. Most parents (and viewers in general) feel an overpowering allegiance to the original trilogy, but our kids, who have been exposed to the prequel trilogy and its animated “Clone Wars” spin-off, might actually prefer Episodes I-II-III. What is a self-respecting IV-V-VI-loyal… Continue reading Family Film Guide: Do Your Kids Love 'The Phantom Menace'?