Now free on YouTube via The Paramount Vault: a digital cinematic collection of films sorted into Classics, Comedy, Action/Adventure, Drama, Horror, Westerns, Science Fiction, and Thrillers. Many of them are B-movies and oddities, but there are treasures for movie fans, […]
What advice would you give your younger self? In celebration of International Women’s Day, take part in YouTube’s global #DearMe initiative to inspire and empower young girls everywhere.
Children have more choices than ever on television, but some of the best viewing for kids is online. Common Sense Media has a great list of family-friendly YouTube stars. I’d add EvanTube to the list. Newsweek calls him The Most […]
James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series of books is going to be filmed — for YouTube. Page to Premiere reports that the stories about DNA-enhanced teenagers with wings was unable to get produced for theatrical release despite the interest of several studios. An […]
Music Vault has added 13,000 new videos with concert footage to YouTube. USA Today reports: The collection holds 2,000 hours of exclusive video spanning the past 50 years and rare performances by some of the biggest names in music history, […]
I love it when a song and video inspires tributes that pop up all over YouTube. And Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” an irresistible tune with a simple video of people dancing, has inspired people all over the world to do their […]
British Pathé, producer of thousands of news footage going back to the days before television, has released 85,000 of them to YouTube so that everyone can access them. It’s like an online time machine, incomparable treasures of historical figures and […]
Leonard Maltin answers viewer questions on obscure (but cherished) Disney programs, the future of the movie business, “Citizen Kane,” Kickapoo Joy Juice, and more.
One of my all-time favorite critics — and one of the nicest guys in this field — is Leonard Maltin. Be sure to check out his new series on YouTube.
Troma Entertainment has launched a brand-new, free YouTube channel dedicated to sharing decades of filmmaking expertise with aspiring filmmakers, Troma president Lloyd Kaufman announced today. Troma will post free secrets to financing, producing, and selling movies which Lloyd Kaufman has […]
Out of the blue, I was contacted by The Hang, asking if they could use some of my photos for a music video. I was delighted to say yes, especially after I heard the song, which is very funny and […]
Best-selling author Scott Turow is best known for legal thrillers like Presumed Innocent, which was made into a movie starring Harrison Ford. His latest project is a three-part story called “Rochelle,” starring Rosanna Arquette as a divorceé who hires a […]
“Act of Valor,” featuring active duty Navy SEALs, is number one at the box office and has inspired some nice “thank you” responses from viewers.
The New York Times and YouTube have created a site for people to share their memories of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and how it has affected our families and the world. The PBS NewsHour is also collecting […]
How many can you identify?
This is a brilliantly edited compilation of the movies of 2010. How many can you identify?
Those of you who are interested in my other job might enjoy checking out our YouTube channel to see my interview with Warren Buffett. In nine short chapters, he and I talk about everything from his current project with Bill […]
Thanks to my son, Ben for suggesting this fan-made trailer for “The Expendables” that challenges all those XY chromosome types out there to make sure the Stallone/Li/Statham/Austin/Crews/Willis/etc. stunts and explosions movie opens up a can of whup-ass on the Oprah-approved, […]
Can it be that YouTube is only five years old? It began in May of 2005 and was bought by Google for $1.6 billion just over a year later. Now it has twice as many viewers every day as all […]
Another one from my mom! This is a story of a dog who could not be what his trainer wanted but was even more than she hoped.
Socalled is a documentary with 18 short films about klezmer hip-hop music and video Montreal-based artist Josh “Socalled” Dolgin, featuring Katie Moore, Fred Wesley, C-Rayz Walz, David Krakauer, Matt Haimovitz, Arkady Gendler, Benjamin Steiger Levine, D-Shade, Gonzales and lounge legend […]
I’m a big fan of Current TV’s weekly Rotten Tomatoes Show with Brett Erlich and Ellen Fox. They have smart, funny reviews of each week’s movies with their own take and comments from viewers, looks at what’s coming next, top […]
Please watch this X Factor clip of Danyl Johnson singing “I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends” in what the notoriously critical Simon Cowell calls the best first audition he has seen since the show began. Johnson, […]
YouTube has a fascinating new section with top reporters explaining how they get, organize, verify, and tell their stories. Katie Couric explains how to conduct an interview. Bob Woodward talks about investigative journalism. NPR’s Scott Simon talks about how to […]
You Should Have Seen This is the definitive list of the all-time best viral videos, the good, the bad, the very ugly, and of course the Not Safe For Work. Here is one of my favorites from the list, possibly […]
Justin Long, Bradley Cooper, and Kevin Connelly, the male stars of “He’s Just Not That Into You,” made a very funny short film explaining to men that it is all right for them to see the movie because it does […]
Thanks to Jeannette Catsoulis for sending me this adorable salute to composer John Williams:
No matter which candidate you support, it is impossible not to be deeply moved and inspired by the videos posted by citizen journalists across the country showing us America at the polls. The breadth of this great country and the […]
YouTube has set up a new site for independent film-makers, a curated collection of the very best films you are unlikely to find in theaters or on television, shown in an upgraded High Quality viewing system. Check it out to […]
Salon’s Mark Schone wrote the most purely delightful article about finding clips of high school productions of Broadway musicals on You Tube. It includes everything from a German production of “West Side Story” to an Oklahoma production of…”Oklahoma.” The clips […]
Thanks to SlateV for sharing this charming short film about finding the only person in the world who sees things just the way you do: