Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies who have left us in recent weeks. Below you’ll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way.
Rona Anderson (1926-2013) – Scottish actress who appears in the 1951 film of A Christmas Carol as well as The
When even the usually conservative Wall Street Journal asks if your new film is “the worst movie ever made,” you know you’re in deep trouble.
That’s exactly what’s happening with After Earth, the Will Smith – Jaden Smith epic-wannabe that has universally crashed and burned with critics and is doing far less box office business than needed, given its nine figure budget.
This earth is “infested with exceedingly cheesy digital monsters,”… Continue reading Is ‘After Earth’ The Worst Movie Ever Made? Will Smith Sci-Fi Flick Destroyed By Critics
Eleven years ago, M. Night Shyamalan graced the cover of Newsweek magazine joined by the headlining statement, “The Next Spielberg.” This was as Signs was opening in theaters and the already two-time Oscar nominee was still considered a great new showman in Hollywood, a master of both suspense and surprise (particularly in his endings).
Within a matter of years, the filmmaker proved unworthy of the claim (and interestingly… Continue reading Critics Weigh in: Is Jaden Smith the Next Will Smith?