Category Archives: Golden Age of Cinema

What “The Artist” Taught Us About The Importance of Silent Film.

If you needed a reminder of the importance of preserving film history, it was driven home by “The Artist’s” big wins during this weekend’s Academy Awards. Writing in The Guardian, film critic Pamela Hutchinson says Michel Hazanavicius’ mostly silent tribute … Continue reading

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Weekend Box Office and Your Monday Must-Read.

It took an act of valor, or, more appropriately “Act of Valor,” to get filmgoers into the multiplex this weekend. The Navy Seal cinema-verite flick led the weekend. Courtesy of BoxOfficeMojo, here’s the numbers: 1 N Act of Valor Rela. … Continue reading

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Universal’s “Dracula: Year Zero” Rises From The Grave.

With another Russell Crowe-starring vampire vehicle looming, the suits at Universal have signed Michael DeLuca to produce and Gary Shore to direct a new iteration of the Transylvanian baddie who brought the studio fame and riches in the 1930s. Universal … Continue reading

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Film Bits: More Movie Writing Across The Web.

Good Morning, All. It’s raining and cold here in Pennsylvania, so here’s a steaming hot serving of some of the best in movie writing from around the WordPress-o-Sphere. You guessed it: It’s time for another installment of FilmBits. The Droid … Continue reading

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Report: Kristen Wiig in Negotiations To Star In “Walter Mitty.”

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Saturday Night Live star Kristen Wiig is in talks to star in negotiations to star alongside Ben Stiller in a new film adaptation of the James Thurber short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” … Continue reading

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World War I On The Big Screen.

As is its custom, Brit film-mag Empire has returned with one of its periodic “Best Of” viewing guides. Today, they’re tackling Hollywood’s portrayal of World War I. Filmed offerings of the bloody conflict that consumed nearly an entire generation of … Continue reading

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Lindsay Lohan To Play Elizabeth Taylor??

You’ve got to hand it to the star-crossed actress, she does have an appreciation for classic Hollywood. First she channeled Marilyn Monroe for her recent Playboy spread. Now this: “Today, Deadline [is] reporting that Lindsay Lohan is in talks to play Elizabeth … Continue reading

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