Rest in Peace, Martin Landau: 1928 – 2017

Rest in Peace, Martin Landau: 1928 – 2017

Over the weekend, it was announced that iconic actor Martin Landau had passed away at the age of 89. A statement from Landau’s publicist, shared by CNN, revealed that the Mission Impossible star died as the result of “unexpected complications during a short hospitalization” at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. In addition to his […]

Legendary Film Composer James Horner Dies at 61

Legendary Film Composer James Horner Dies at 61

Sad news hit Hollywood on Monday night, as word of the death of film composer James Horner made its way around the internet. Horner, 61, died in a plane crash in the Santa Barbara area, it was announced by the Hollywood Reporter. His assistant, Sylvia Patrycja, posted the following on Facebook after the news got […]

2015 Academy Award Winners – See Who Won What

2015 Academy Award Winners – See Who Won What

Missed any of the Academy Awards broadcast from Hollywood on Sunday night? Here’s a rundown of some of the biggest awards of the night. And congratulations to the folks behind Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)! Best Picture Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Best Actor in a Leading Role Eddie Redmayne – […]

A Few Minutes with Film Director Michael Apted (Interview)

A Few Minutes with Film Director Michael Apted (Interview)

Michael Apted is a crossover film phenomenon… The U.K.-born filmmaker has directed extremely commercial Hollywood movies such as: The 1981 romantic comedy Continental Divide with John Belushi, the 1983 Soviet-set crime thriller Gorky Park starring Lee Marvin and William Hurt, the 1988 Rwanda-set biopic Gorillas in the Mist starring Sigourney Weaver as zoologist Dian Fossey, the […]

“The Wrecking Crew” – The Best Music Documentary You’ve Never Seen!

“The Wrecking Crew” – The Best Music Documentary You’ve Never Seen!

Music Documentary “The Wrecking Crew” – Musician Porn? Watching a screening of the music documentary The Wrecking Crew is like going 15 rounds with Manny Pacquiao Juan Manuel Marquez: the HITS  just keep on comin’ and comin’ and comin.’ God Only Knows! Wichita Lineman! I Got You Babe! Mr. Tambourine Man! Little Old Lady From Pasadena! MacArthur Park! Don’t Worry Baby! He’s a Rebel! These Boots are […]

Ken Burns: The Interview

Ken Burns: The Interview

Documentary filmmaking legend Ken Burns gives a new interview to Rock Cellar Magazine and discusses his two latest film projects “The Dust Bowl” and “The Central Park Five.”

The Man Behind Darth Vader (Interview with Dave Prowse)

The Man Behind Darth Vader (Interview with Dave Prowse)

Actor Dave Prowse, in his iconic portrayal of Darth Vader, could command the power of the dark side to hurl objects through the air or crush his rivals’ throats by telekinesis. And while Prowse doesn’t possess any telekinetic abilities (that we know of), he’s using his hands these days to sign thousands of autographs for […]

Morgan Spurlock Interview: From ‘Super Size Me’ to Superheroes

Morgan Spurlock Interview:  From ‘Super Size Me’ to Superheroes

It’s appropriate that Morgan Spurlock, whose first documentary was named Super Size Me, has now directed a nonfiction film about the planet’s biggest gathering devoted to superheroes. Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope documents Comic-Con International – the world’s largest convention and trade show dedicated to comic books, sci fi, fantasy and other pop culture phenomena. […]

(Movie) Trailer Trash

(Movie) Trailer Trash

Okay, I’ve hocked you enough on the woeful shape of modern music:  Berton Averre’s Blog. Time for a departure.  Today we’ll talk about the woeful shape of modern American movies. To be honest, I really don’t go to movies anymore.  I’ll occasionally tune them in on Netflix, or HBO.  As a matter of fact the […]