Even if you're a casual movie fan, it's impossible to visit a major city and not conjure the memory of a favorite movie that was shot there. You walk into the main concourse of Grand Central Station in New York City, and it triggers a flood of cherished moments — "North by Northwest," "The Fisher King," "Carlito's Way" etc. You look up at the Empire State Building and see "King Kong!" You glance over to the Chrysler Building and there's Q, the Winged Serpent! Metropolises like the Big Apple are loaded with film history. But which movies own these towns? Let's trot around the globe to 50 cities and attempt to determine which fictional films best exemplify their real-life setting.
Friday, Sep 27th 2019 (12:04am)
So I was watching the director's commentary for Captain Marvel over the weekend, and one of the directors mentioned that the burning piano that briefly flashes onscreen near the beginning has an interesting history, and that I should look it up. So, I did. Turns out it's a poignant WW2 Air Force tradition, to honor pilots that have 'flown west'. Great little read on it and the pilot it was included in the film for over at AirshowStuff.com.
Monday, Aug 19th 2019 (12:00am)
Would Harry Burns and Sally Albright be together in 2019? For fans of the classic Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan romantic comedy, that question will linger throughout July, when the film turns thirty years old, and one of its most iconic scenes comes to life. Katz's Delicatessen, the hundred-plus-year old Lower East Side deli in which the duo filmed an iconic scene back in 1989 is honoring the film's legacy with an entire month of When Harry Met Sally festivities.
Thursday, Jun 20th 2019 (2:47am)
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Back in 1984, a scrappy kid from New Jersey named Daniel LaRusso moved cross-country to California's San Fernando Valley and squared off against a gang of bullies with the help of his apartment building's Okinawan maintenance man.
A fun interview of the two stars of the film by Rotten Tomatoes.
Saturday, May 11th 2019 (12:00am)
The James Bond movie franchise has been turning out movies since 1963, when Sean Connery first embodied the role in Dr. No. In that time only six men have played the part, and they've all brought something to it. The central tension among their choices is whether to adopt the version that Bond's creator, Ian Fleming, carved out in his novels or bring a freshness to the part. (Sometimes, leaning into Fleming's version is that freshness.) Here are all the actors who've played James Bond, ranked.
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Yep, 40 years since Walter Hill's vision of gang culture in NYC first appeared. The movie holds up after all these years, and there's even a run of action figures from one:12 coming out in short order to help commemorate. It's been far too long since I last watched it, I'll be firing up the director's cut this week!
Let's just say that you are a fan of movies from the 70s and 80s. Let's just suggest that you like mashups. Maybe, you like them getting weirder and weirder as they rumble on. You have found your Nirvana now. Enjoy.
Sunday, Jan 27th 2019 (4:27am)
Interviews with Harold Ramis, Michael O’Keefe, Scott Colomby, Cindy Morgan, John F. Barmon Jr., John Murray, Ann Ryerson, Jon Peters, Kenny Loggins and others.
I'm alright. Nobody worry bout me.
Friday, Jan 18th 2019 (12:00am)
There's a new Ghostbusters movie in the works. Entertainment Weekly has learned exclusively that Jason Reitman will direct and co-write an upcoming film set in the world that was saved decades previously by the proton pack-wearing working stiffs in the original 1984 movie, which was directed by his father, Ivan Reitman.
Thursday, Jan 17th 2019 (12:00am)
It had big stars, it foretold virtual reality, and the director was the special-effects wizard behind 2001: A Space Odyssey.
It's also one of my all-time favorites. And it has a fascinating story behind it.
Rolling Stone Magazine had a survey of the best guitar players. Dr. Brian May came in at fourth best. Here is his take on the movie, his guitar, and his life.
Monday, Dec 10th 2018 (12:02am)
So a couple of decades ago, you saw the movie. Jack Ryan was not played by Harrison Ford yet. Sean Connery wasn't a nasty old fart yet. It was a very compelling story. Now, you have a chance to see the blood and guts behind the movie.
Thursday, Oct 25th 2018 (12:24am)
We've discovered a midnight movie that's slipped under our radar all these years. It's just as retro, hypnotic, and freaky as say, the cult musical Rocky Horror Picture Show - but you might even say it's a little more chic? It's called Dr. Caligari (1989), and it's going to be our new favorite Halloween classic.
Full movie link and embed after the jump.
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Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
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