4 items from 2015
The film follows the successful career of Hollywood screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo, comes to an end when he is blacklisted in the 1940s for being a Communist. Cranston plays the title role.
Trumbo was responsible for writing some of the greatest movies of the last century, including Spartacus, Papillon, Roman Holiday, and even the original screenplay for the Steven Spielberg movie Always.
Jay Roach directs the biopic, which arrives in North American cinemas on November 6th, and the UK on January 22nd, 2016.
- Paul Heath
Mel Gibson, whom I interviewed for Venice Magazine in late 2000, was my first real childhood hero I sat down with. If you were a Gen-x male, Mel Gibson was the closest thing we had to Paul Newman, Steve McQueen and Sean Connery: a guy's guy whom guys wanted to emulate and women wanted to copulate. If you were a guy who liked girls, the math in the previous equation was pretty simple: be like Mel. Sadly, Gibson's life has taken a very public turn for the worse in the last decade, since his personal legal and troubles stemming from a 2006 DUI arrest in Malibu were made public, one from which his image has yet to fully recover. It was an unfortunate fall from grace for a guy who literally had Hollywood, and the world, in the palm of his hand after sweeping the 1995 Oscars with his box office smash "Braveheart. »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
The Thomas Crown Affair. Bullitt, The Getaway. Grand Prix. The Towering Inferno. The Great Escape. The Magnificent Seven. Papillon. Every film a classic and every one of them starring Steve McQueen. Thirty-five years after his untimely death at the age of fifty, the world will finally be getting the biopic of one of the greatest movie stars in Hollywood history. The announcement comes via Lake Forest Entertainment and The Exchange have teamed up to finance the film which will be titled »
- Alex Maidy
Are you reading more comics now but enjoying them less? Worse still – if you happen to be a comics publisher – are you reading fewer comics now and still enjoying them less?
If the Internet is any indication, plenty of people are cutting back, bailing out, and getting highly more selective about their purchases. I realize the Internet has but three purposes: 1) as a medium for obtaining free porn, 2) as a platform for spirited anonymous bitching, and 3) to prove to the world that your cat is cuter than everybody else’s. Only #2 is relevant here, but you can’t use the Internet’s bitchy overtones to dismiss everything you don’t like. I think there’s a real problem here.
Part of this response is due to the fact that Marvel and DC have been making it exceptionally easy to rocket out of their universes by rebooting, refurbishing, and retconning their family jewels. »
- Mike Gold
4 items from 2015
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