Posts tagged: movies

James Wan Biography: New!

Read our profile of James Wan, the director of Saw, and see my brief review of his latest movie, The Conjuring.

Into Dorkness

Celebrate the new Star Trek movie by getting a glimpse behind the scenes.

Ernest Lehman Biography: New!

 Ernest who? That was his big complaint, that writers for the movies never get their due. And most people have seen at least ONE of Lehman’s movies, and probably more.

Nicholas Hoult Biography: New!

 Who2 has a new biography of English actor Nicholas Hoult. See videos of his early roles, including About a Boy and Skins, and his two new movies, Warm Bodies and Jack the Giant Slayer.

Quvenzhané Wallis Biography: New!

Who2 now has a new biography of Quvenzhané Wallis, the youngest person ever to be nominated for an Oscar as a leading actress. We even tell you how to pronounce her name.

Gabrielle Union Turns 40

 Brrr, it’s old in here. There must be a birthday in the atmosphere — for Gabrielle Union, the star of Bring It On.

Denny’s Goes All Bilbo Brunchy

 Denny’s restaurants will soon be sporting a new menu for the upcoming movie version of The Hobbit. Oin and Gloin sirloin? Gandwaffles?

Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury

Actress Angela Lansbury was born 16 October 1925 in London. That makes her 87 years old today.

The Art of the Title: Cape Fear

Over at the Art of the Title they feature the opening credits to the 1991 version of Cape Fear.

David Bowie and Labyrinth

 Let’s talk about the movie Labyrinth. Let’s talk about behind the scenes of Labyrinth.

Brad Pitt’s Famous Family

 That Pitt family! First Brad’s brother makes the news with a funny video, then his mom makes the news with a letter to the editor.

25 People Who Played Vampires

Can you imagine Tom Cruise sucking the life out of someone? He’s one of 25 people in our gallery who’ve played vampires on the big (or little) screen.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Potato Head!

 They say Mr. Potato Head came out on 1 May 1952. Now a senior citizen, he’s more popular than ever.

Did Bigfoot Get a New Agent?

 For a guy who’s never even been seen, Bigfoot sure has been getting a lot of press these last couple of years. Did he get a new agent?

Kristen Stewart Meets Jack Kerouac

The film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road is coming to a theater near you. If you live near Cannes. The ads boast Kristen Stewart as one of the stars. The Twilight star is once again torn between two lovers, except this time they pretty much love each other.

Han Solo, Disco Dancer

The new Kinect Star Wars video game includes a Galactic Dance Off feature. Now we can see Han Solo do things he was never meant to do.

Jim Halpert Stars in ‘The Hunger Games’

Funny how all the hype about The Hunger Games doesn’t even mention that it stars Jim Halpert from The Office. That’s who that is, right?

Kyle Lambert’s Toy Shining

Artist Kyle Lambert’s iPad paintings that mash up The Shining with Toy Story are again making the rounds.

Movie Ads from 1990s Comic Books

Here’s a small gallery of scans from the backs of comic books from the 1990s. Today’s special is “buddy movies.”

New Profile: Octavia Spencer

The Oscars will be awarded on the 26th of February this year. One actress who’s been mentioned as a possible nominee is Octavia Spencer of The Help.

Bob Hope Trivia

Bob Hope hurt his ankle in 1965, when someone “shoved him off the stage” in Thailand. Bob Hope used Brut 33 cologne and Gillette shaving cream. Quite by accident, I learned that and more this week.

Sorry We Missed Your Birthday, Dude

Oscar winner Jeff Bridges turned 62, yesterday. And we missed it. So happy belated birthday, with a few photos.

Roy Scheider Biography

We’ve posted a Roy Scheider biography recently to go along with this spur-of-the-moment drawing:

Photos of Tom Cruise in Tiger Paint

According to the gossipmongers at Splash News Online Hollywood bigshot Tom Cruise got his face painted as part of his 49th birthday celebration. Here’s one of the creepy photos to prove it:

Peter Falk Dies

Actor Peter Falk died last night, at the age of 83.
He was best known for playing the rumpled detective Lt. Columbo in the television series Columbo, originally on the air from 1971 through 1978, then revived in TV movies after 1989.
Peter Falk was born in New York in 1927. From the New York stage he began working in television in the late 1950s. He guest starred in dozens of shows and appeared in several movies in the ’60s and won two Oscar nominations, one for Murder, Inc. (1960) and one for Pocketful of Miracles (1961).

An Hour With the Coen Brothers

The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s hour-long interview with Joel and Ethan Coen, the filmmakers who did Fargo, No Country For Old Men and Barton Fink:

Behind the Scenes at the Movies

Although it’s not a huge gallery, there are some terrific shots for movie lovers at this site called Best of BTS.
Like this one, from The French Connection, with Gene Hackman:

Patrick Stewart’s Jaguar

Star Trek’s Patrick Stewart drives around a race track and talks about his love of cars in this video from the U.K. show Top Gear:

James Arness Says Goodbye

Actor James Arness died Friday at the age of 88. Arness was the star of the television series Gunsmoke, a western that was on the air from 1955 to 1975. Yes, that’s right, it was the longest-running drama on American TV, and Arness was Sheriff Matt Dillon.
James Arness was also known for his roles in the science fiction classics Them! and The Thing (the original, not the Kurt Russell one).

Bradley Cooper Rattling On in French

Here’s actor Bradley Cooper being interviewed on French television about his new movies, The Hangover Part II and Limitless:

Woody Allen: Nasty, Brutish and Short

The many crazy files over at The Daily Beast include this recent interview with filmmaker and professional misanthrope Woody Allen.

Happy Birthday, Audrey Hepburn

Today is the birthday of actress Audrey Hepburn. She was born Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston in Belgium in 1929.
She died in 1993 from cancer.
In her honor, here’s a trailer for her 1967 movie Wait Until Dark:

Ingmar Bergman to Appear on All-New $32 Bill

Sweden has announced which internationally famous Swedes will appear on their new banknotes, scheduled for circulation sometime in 2014 or 2015.

Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Filmmaker Werner Herzog has made a feature-length documentary about the caves and cave paintings in France’s Chauvet cave. The film is called Cave of Forgotten Dreams and examines paintings on the walls that date to around 30,000 years ago.
To hear Werner Herzog talk about his new movie, including the technical challenges he experienced filming in 3D for the first time, listen to this 19 minute podcast from the U.K.’s Picturehouse Blog.

Happy Birthday, John Williams!

Today is the birthday of composer John Williams of movie soundtrack fame. He turns 79.
Millions of people — maybe billions of people — have heard the music of John Williams, whose first movie score was for 1960s Because They’re Young.
During the 1970s, we learned to love Williams for the music in big disaster movies such as The Towering Inferno, Earthquake and The Poseidon Adventure.

Jesse Eisenberg Biography, and His Sister the Pepsi Girl

Oscar-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg now has a brief biography at Who2. Eisenberg starred in the David Fincher movie The Social Network.Jesse Eisenberg plays Facebook fella Mark Zuckerberg. Eisenberg and Zuckerberg are not related. Their last names aren’t even the same. It just seems that way. In German, Eisenberg means “Iron Mountain,” but Zuckerberg means “Sugar Mountain.” Go look it up (I won’t).