Another look at the story covered in the Tom Hanks movie, Saving Mr Banks!
Released in the summer of 1975, Steven Spielberg's Jaws single-handedly drove more Americans away from the beaches and into the theaters than any storm or other force of nature ever possibly could have.
I am at loss for the proper word to use to describe what television has done with Haley's book Roots. "Enhance" will not do, nor is "heightened" sufficient. There is no word that is adequate.
E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial, with his oversized, glowing heart, has been capturing the fancy of moviegoers since he touched down in earthbound theaters to the tune of about $3 million a day.
How were the Wizard of Oz costumes created for the classic movie, starring Judy Garland? See some of the original sketches of the fairylike, frolicsome and sprightly costumes that were an outstanding feature of this fantasy.
There's a lot of magic and humor practiced in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Written and directed by John Hughes, this energetic and offbeat comedy captures the best feelings about being young.
Technically superior, if overly sentimental, 'Somewhere in Time' stars Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour, and takes viewers back in time to 1912. The movie was shot primarily at Mackinac Island's impeccably genteel Grand Hotel.
Now 29, Spielberg is ready with his encore, an $18 million extravaganza about UFOs and aliens who come to earth in them, called 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind.'
No longer do superheroes zip through the air. They're complex, abnormal, alienated and schizoid. They are the heroes of today's college campuses, the new escape mechanisms for 10-year-olds, and the grist for social psychologists a generation from now.
Very probably the choicest role for an actress in many years has fallen to Ali MacGraw, who plays Jenny, the romantic-tragic girl of 'Love Story,' a movie also starring Ryan O'Neal.
How does an author become an author? For S E Hinton, the choice was easy -- she wrote her first book, 'The Outsiders,' as a teenager, when she couldn't find anything that she wanted to read.
If "The Outsiders" looks polished, there's good reason. The movie was made by the practiced hand of Francis Ford Coppola, responding to a petition sent to him by seventh and eighth graders in Fresno, California.
In a spangled vest and elbow-length gloves, black bikini, black opera hose and steep ankle-strap wedgies, Tim Curry as Dr Frank N Furter, makes his grand entrance in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, an outrageous camp musical based on the stage hit.
Walt Disney hosted the big party at Grauman's Chinese Theater to introduce everybody to a grand lady, 'Mary Poppins,' a personality and a movie which should be ranked among Hollywood's finest. It certainly is high on Disney’s list of favorites turned out by his studio.
Airplane! uses disaster movie conventions as platforms to interject humor at every turn. Like a streamlined club act, it's all over before the welcome gets worn. Stars Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Julie Hagerty, Robert Hayes. Also: See the Airplane movie trailer!
America's highest-paid film star in the 1930s was a Swedish-born woman we know as Greta Garbo. A legend during the Golden Age of Hollywood, Garbo was one of the most popular actresses of the silent film era, as well as very successful in the early talking films.
Willy's Chocolate Factory is for all "With his wavy orange mane and glazed fish-green eyes, Gene Wilder conveys a beguiling look of incipient madne... Click to read more...
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to have lived a century ago, or to have wandered the streets of a much younger Manhattan, you will be amazed by this footage from New York in 1911!
"Safety Last!" was one of the best-known movies of the silent film era -- not only because people found it hilarious, but also because of the iconic image of the Harold Lloyd, dangling off the edge of a building -- his grip on a clock hand the only thing keeping him from falling.
Adrian Lyne's 'Flashdance' widens the eyes. Equal pans of shamelessness, brainlessness, and perverse energy have been scrambled into a movie that's laughable, preposterous and truly awful.
Catchphrases have a way of enlivening our lives. Catchphrases become code words for some not-so-secret organization of people whom the catch-phrases have hooked.
The music, a blend of '80s pop rock and '40s big-band sound, is grand; the choreography is chrome-plated tackiness (just right) and there is enough glitz and glitter to give you a cornea burn.
In the cautious movie business where everyone is looking for sure-fire hits, “Grease" is one of the surest. lt cashes in on two fads -- nostalgia and John Travolta.
'The Sound of Music,' thanks to superior handling and affectionate care, has made the tricky transition from stage to screen with all its virtues intact. If anything, there is an extra glow of magic to this operetta in its movie offspring.
What were the top movies of 1970? Here's a list of the top ten films released in 1970, ranked by their box office gross earnings in North America. Below this list, you will also find the Academy Award nominees and the year's Oscar winners.
The superb acting and detail directing took us to the refugee city of Casablanca, and there we stayed, right by the warm sides of Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Paul Henreid and Claude Rains. And we’re still there.
Let's hear a "Ho, ho, ho" for two of the most memorable characters from the stop-motion animated Christmas specials of the seventies: Heat Miser &... Click to read more...
Seven new Christmas songs in Rudolph fantasy "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," the shy little buck who emerges as a hero after being humiliated by ... Click to read more...
Alice had her Wonderland. Dorothy found her Oz. And Charlie -- in 1971 -- has his chocolate factory.
With two lively females on his hands, Ronnie calls his home "The Ronald Reagan Home For Delinquent Girls" By Ida Zeitlin The Ronald Reagans were... Click to read more...
Look! Up in the sky! It's The Last Starfighter's Lance Guest! Picture yourself playing your favorite video game then suddenly watching it come to ... Click to read more...
These tongue-in-cheek ads, presenting child star Shirley Temple as a fashionable Hollywood screen siren with lots of cash, were a humorous way to introduce the 6-year-old girl's new film, "Baby Take a Bow."