5 items from 2015
It was August, 2005. I knocked on the double door at the Four Seasons. It opened almost immediately. "Hi, I'm Nic," he said, hand outstretched. Nicolas Cage wasn't who I expected him to be. Like all actors, he was smaller and trimmer in person than he appeared on-screen. Neatly dressed in an Armani suit, Cage also displayed none of the manic fervor in real life as had become his signature on-screen. He was thoughtful, well-spoken and incredibly literate in all seven arts. It's an infrequent experience that you leave an interview feeling you've just met someone that you could hang out with regularly, but I got that with Nic Cage, in spades. He was endlessly fascinating, but also kind of a regular guy. Another of my favorite chats I count myself lucky to have been part of.
Nicolas Cage: Lord Of The Nerds
It’s an inevitable »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Available for the first time in the Us on Blu-ray and DVD is Jean-Pierre Melville’s masterful directorial debut, 1949’s Le Silence de la Mer (The Silence of the Sea). Based on a famous underground novel published secretly in 1942 by author Jean Bruller, written under the pseudonym Vercours, the exceptional debut precedes the brooding themes that would grace Melville’s later noir and gangster films, as well as the continuation of period pieces concerning Nazi occupied France. Understated and elegant, it’s an incredibly haunting first title from the self-made auteur, an actual member of the French resistance (he adopted his surname for his love of author Herman Melville and it remained his pseudonym after the war).
Opening with a statement that the film has ‘no pretensions’ as concerns the relationship with France and Germany (whose people were complicit with the Nazi’s rise to power), we hear the omniscient narration of an elder Frenchman, »
- Nicholas Bell
This Sunday "Salem" Season 2 is coming to Wgn America, a network we all just learned about sometime last year. In celebration of the new season, which will co-star our presumptive Heroes vs. Villains 2015 champion Lucy Lawless, I've rounded up a list of five worthwhile witch movies to stream online right now. "Black Sunday" (Netflix) Mario Bava's 1960 B&W chiller stars the enormous-eyed Barbara Steele in a dual role as a reincarnated witch from the 17th century and her beautiful lookalike descendant, whom she has returned from beyond the grave to possess. A moody Gothic fright film featuring horror legend Steele in arguably her most iconic role. "Teen Witch" (Netflix) The unintentionally funny 1989 musical best known for its ill-advised "rap" number "Top That" stars Robyn Lively as an unpopular high schooler who discovers she's descended from the witches of Salem. She goes on to use her newly-discovered powers to win »
- Chris Eggertsen
This review contains spoilers.
1.17 Red Hood
Holy self-inflicted eye gouging, Batman! This week’s Gotham delivered the show’s most gruesome scene yet, but was also shocking in less-endearing ways.
For starters, the ‘previously on Gotham…’ intro promised us some exploration of Alfred’s murky past. Instead, though, the script skimmed briefly over Alfred by giving Pertwee about the same about of screen-time he usually gets.
A similar fate befell his fellow British-butler-with-lots-of-secrets Jarvis in Agent Carter, but with 22 episodes (and a confirmed second season) Gotham should really serve this superbly acted side character better. As it stands, it feels like we learnt nothing about him this week at all.
Additionally, Fish Mooney’s strand continues to infuriate. Yes, Fish gouging out her own eye to prove a point »
“Choke on ’em!” Famously snarled by Joseph Pilato as Captain Rhodes in George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead, that line and the blood-drenched scene in which it’s uttered form one of the most memorable moments from any living dead film. With their latest batch of shirts, Fright Rags is paying homage to the relentless Rhodes, as well as Escape From New York, C.H.U.D. (with a Tmnt twist), and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
The four new shirts from Fright Rags are now available in T-shirt sizes Small – 5x-Large and women’s shirt sizes Small – 2x-Large. The Day of the Dead and Escape From New York shirts are priced at $27 apiece, while the C.H.U.D. and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari shirts can be purchased for $24 each. To learn more, visit:
The post Day of the Dead’s Captain Rhodes, »
- Derek Anderson
5 items from 2015
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners