The holidays have certain entertainment traditions it just wouldn’t be the holidays without: Rudolph, Frosty, the Grinch … and Ralphie.
The wide-eyed boy who literally dreams of finding a Red Ryder BB gun under the tree — despite the famous warning, “You’ll shoot your eye out” — spends a lot of time in homes nationwide at the yuletide, thanks especially to the now-traditional 24-hour marathon that… Continue reading 'A Christmas Story': Peter Billingsley finds watching himself as Ralphie 'kind of normal'
On Thursday, starting at 11 a.m., select Regal and Rave Cinemas across the country did a special all-day “Twilight” marathon, showing the four “Twilight” films in order (“Twilight,” “New Moon,” “Eclipse,” and “Breaking Dawn – Part 1”). These were followed immediately by a 10 p.m. screening of the newest (and supposedly last) installment, “Breaking Dawn – Part 2.” With the series coming to an end, I thought it would be… Continue reading 'Twilight' Marathon: Watching All Five Films With A Group Of Devoted Twi-Hards
On October 19, 1973 “The Way We Were” was first released in theaters. (Cue: “Memories”.)
The romance sees Robert Redford and Barbara Streisand as star-crossed lovers, pulled away from each other due to the usually deal breakers — political convictions, naval service (and, I guess, curly hair?). In the 39 years since its initial bow, even a mention of its title still elicits a wistful “ugh” and a heart-clutch.
But that reaction… Continue reading 'The Way We Were': Watching The Movie For The First Time ... With My Mom (LIVE BLOG)
Here are your weekend box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. Taken 2 – $ 50.0 million
2. Hotel Transylvania – $ 26.3 million
3. Pitch Perfect – $ 14.7 million
4. Looper – $ 12.2 million
5. Frankenweenie – $ 11.5 million
6. End of Watch – $ 4.0 million
6. Trouble with the Curve – $ 3.87 million
8. House at the End of the Street – $ 3.69 million
9. The Master
Since 1976, Buz Kohan (middle in the above photo) has written for 20 Oscar ceremonies. He seems to enjoy the job, but admits that, not surprisingly, it comes with several caveats — like dealing with bad hosts, worse presenters and annoying writers.
In an interview with Vulture, Kohan starts off by dishing on the Oscar writing process, as well as how some method actors have trouble delivering the lines that were… Continue reading Buz Kohan, Oscar Writer: 'It's Painful Watching Robert De Niro' Present Awards