ON THIS DAY: Vincente Minnelli's 110th Birthday!|
by Pat Cerasaro - February 28, 2013
On this very day 100 years ago, in 1903, master director Vincente Minnelli - nee Lester Anthony Minnelli - was born. And, what a career he had! (more...)
VIDEO: On This Day 12/9 - CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE
by Movies News Desk - December 9, 2012
On December 9, 2005, 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe' was released in theaters. Based on the first novel in 'The Chronicles of Narnia' series, the film follows the four Pevensie children who are taken into the country home of an old professor during World War II. While playing hide and seek one afternoon, they stumble across an old wardrobe that transports them to the world of Narnia. This enchanted place where animals speak is ruled by the evil White Witch, who has made it snow for 100 years. The children must unite with the true ruler of Narnia, a lion named Aslan, and together defeat the evil witch and fulfill their destinies as kings and queens of Narnia. (more...)
VIDEO: On This Day 12/7 - STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE is Released
by Movies News Desk - December 7, 2012
On December 7, 1979, STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, was released in theaters. Released by Paramount picture, it was the first film based on STAR TREK, and a direct sequel to the television series of the same name.
VIDEO: On This Day 12/6 - Judd Apatow is Born
by Movies News Desk - December 6, 2012
On December 6, 1967, acclaimed writer/director Judd Apatow was born in Syosset, New York. Throughout his career in Hollywood, Apatow has made a name for himself primarily for his comedic films, including THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN, FUNNY PEOPLE, KNOCKED UP, and its upcoming sequel THIS IS 40.
VIDEO: On This Day 12/5 - THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS
by Movies News Desk - December 5, 2012
Released in limited theaters on December 5, 2002, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS is the second installment in Peter Jackson's fantasy adventure film trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Set in Middle-earth, the story picks up with Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli (John Rhys-Davies), Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) search for the orc-captured Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd). All along, nefarious wizard Saruman (Christopher Lee) awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.
VIDEO: On This Day 12/4 - Gus van Sant's PSYCHO Remake is Released
by Movies News Desk - December 4, 2012
On December 4, 1998, Gus van Sant's shot-for-shot remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic horror film PSYCHO was released in theaters. The film has gone down in history as one of the most 'pointless' remakes, according to the great film critic Roger Ebert. (more...)
VIDEO: On This Day 12/3 - BLACK SWAN is Released in Theaters
by Movies News Desk - December 3, 2012
On December 3, 2010, Fox Searchlights pictured released BLACK SWAN, the psychological thriller based upon the classical ballet starring Natalie Portman, in limited cities. Check out the film's trailer below!
VIDEO: On This Day 12/2 - THE NAKED GUN is Released in Theaters
by Movies News Desk - December 2, 2012
On December 2, 1988, THE NAKED GUN: FROM THE FILES OF HTE POLICE SQUAD! was released in theaters. The commercially and critically successful film, starring the late Leslie Nielsen, was based upon the extremely short-lived ABC comedy POLICE SQUAD! from 1982.
VIDEO: On This Day 11/30 - Sir Ridley Scott is Born
by Movies News Desk - November 30, 2012
On November 30, 1937, highly-acclaimed English film director Sir Ridley Scott was born. Throughout the course of his decade - now spanning over three decades - Scott has made a name for himself in creating award-winning films that make use of highly atmospheric visual styles. He has been nominated for multiple Academy Awards, and in 2003, was knighted during the UK 2003 New Year Honours.
VIDEO: On This Day 11/27 - Bruce Lee is Born
by Movies News Desk - November 27, 2012
On November 27, 1940, the acclaimed martial arts expert and actor Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco, California. Since his death in 1973, Lee has posthumously become one of the most prominent stars in the action film industry in America, and remains a cultural icon to this day. Check out a commemorative video put together by Lee's official web site below!
VIDEO: On This Day 11/26 - STAR TREK IV: The Voyage Home Opens in Theaters
by Movies News Desk - November 26, 2012
On November 26, 1986, the science fiction blockbuster Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home was released by Paramount Pictures. It was the fourth feature film based on the Star Trek science fiction television series and completed the story arc begun in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and continued in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Check out the original trailer for the film below! (more...)