September 20, 1987 |
Vestron Entertainment, which holds the vid rights to Cinecom's 1986 "Native Son" (based on Richard Wright's historic novel), took an interesting marketing approach involving the film's star--by leaving his face off the video.
April 2, 2010 |
It's doubtful that records are kept about this sort of thing, but consider the possibility that "Clash of the Titans" is the first film to actually be made worse by being in 3-D. Not that this remake of the creaky 1981 original, best remembered for a slumming Laurence Olivier and Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion animation monsters, was ever going to be something to write home about. At least not for anyone older than 10. For one thing, as directed by action junkie Louis Leterrier ("Transporter 2," "Unleashed")
August 24, 2012 |
"Downton Abbey" doesn't return to PBS until Jan. 6, but fans have been clamoring for all the info they can get ever since it was announced that Shirley MacLaine would be joining the cast. Besides a Season 3 preview shown to TV journalists at the TCA press tour earlier this summer, not much has been seen of MacLaine in action. But now we're finally getting a peek, and of course, she's clashing (ever so politely) with Maggie Smith, the Dowager Countess herself. In the British drama's third season, MacLaine will play Martha Levinson, the wealthy and American mother of Lady Cora (Elizabeth McGovern)
January 16, 1987 |
Some movies have a premise so interesting that, for a while, they're carried by it. That's almost the case with "The Bedroom Window" (citywide), a Hitchcockian pastiche about successively deeper layers of voyeurism, terror and guilt. As in "Psycho," writer-director Curtis Hanson takes us from adultery and deceit to murder, madness and destruction's brink. The premise is from a British mystery by Anne Holden, "The Witnesses," which Hanson transfers to Baltimore.
April 29, 1994 |
"The Favor" is a pleasant romantic comedy, aimed at thirtysomethings and younger, and it affords solid roles for Harley Jane Kozak and Elizabeth McGovern. Bearing a 1991 copyright, the film had been held up by the bankruptcy filing by Orion Pictures, which has since reorganized.