Johnny Simmons has the title role in The Phenom, an exceptionally intelligent and insightful film about a troubled young major league pitcher and the therapist who helps him understand the impact his abusive father has had on him. Simmons is […]
We mourn the death of 27-year-old Anton Yelchin, a gifted young actor who died in a terrible accident. As a child, he appeared opposite Anthony Hopkins in “Hearts in Atlantis.” He was a teenage fixer in “Charlie Bartlett.” The Russian-born […]
One of my favorite performers is interviewed by one of the most thoughtful questioners in the business: “Off Camera’s” Sam Jones talks to “Key and Peele’s” Keegan-Michael Key about excellence, courage, destiny, and why comedy improv has to work backwards, […]
Lisa Rosman has a great list of moviemaker autobiographies to listen to on audiobooks. These are not necessarily the biggest stars with the splashiest careers. They are the ones with the most interesting stories, and the ones that are best […]
Catherine Urbanek stars in “Courting Des Moines,” a political romantic comedy with a series of cameos from real-life 2016 Presidential candidates and other real-life figures in Iowa for the caucuses that are the official start to the quadrennial race for […]
Happy 92nd birthday to one of my favorite movie stars, Doris Day!
Is there a better combination than Dame Judi Dench and William Shakespeare? In honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of the greatest writer in the history of the English language, one of the premiere actresses of our time […]
Mental Floss has a great round-up of early appearances by stars from Ben Affleck to Sarah Jessica Parker, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Keaton as they made their first screen appearances on PBS shows for kids.
The attractive young cast of Richard Linklater’s new film, “Everybody Wants Some!!” includes two actors who come from Hollywood families. Wyatt Russell, best known for “22 Jump Street,” plays a transfer student. He is the son of Goldie Hawn and […]
We mourn the loss of Oscar-winner Patty Duke, who played the part of the blind and deaf child Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, first on the Broadway stage and then on film. Her discovery of language as the water […]