Thursday, August 22, 2019

24 MINUTES TO BE RESTORED TO U.K. VERSION OF THE SHINING

August 24, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

For the first time, all 144 minutes of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, starring Jack Nicholson, will be shown in Britain, beginning on Halloween. It will be 24 minutes longer than the version that has been shown in U.K. theaters and available on home video since 1980, when the movie was originally released. The restored film […]

GRAUMAN’S FORECOURT FILLING UP QUICKLY

December 29, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The forecourt of the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, which has become a mecca for tourists who come to see the hand and footprints of legendary Hollywood stars, has been the scene of 11 cement ceremonies in the past year, the most in history, according to the Los Angeles Times. Among them: two celebrities who […]

FBI’S PAID-FOR TV AD CAPTURES MOST-WANTED SUSPECT

June 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A television ad that had been ridiculed by numerous TV commentators proved just the ticket to capture America’s most wanted criminal suspect, James “Whitey” Bulger. The 81-year-old Bulger was accused of being involved in at least 19 murders, among other charges. (Jack Nicholson’s character in The Departed was reportedly modeled after him.) For about $50,000, […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: HOW DO YOU KNOW

December 17, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

There’s a lot of impressive talent on display in How Do You Know which returns James L. Brooks, famous for such movies as Broadcast News, Terms of Endearment and As Good as It Gets and the TV series The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Simpsons, to his place behind the cameras again. It’s the […]

NOLAN REMOVES JOKER FROM BATMAN’S DECK

July 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Showing his hand early, at least when it comes to casting the role of the Joker, director Christopher Nolan said Monday that the character will be eliminated in the next Batman movie, scheduled to premiere in July 2012. The character, who was portrayed on television by Cesar Romero and Mark Hamill, and in movies by […]