4 Classics Starring Dennis Hopper

One of the most manic of actors, Dennis Hopper turned in one memorable performance after another in his long, storied career.

4 Classic Jason Robards Movies

Whether playing a charming Old West bandit or the editor of a major newspaper, Jason Robards turned in one great performance after another.

6 Great Movies Released on Blu-ray, Part III

Part 3 of 3. Finishing up this month’s Blu-ray releases are Elmer Gantry, Run Silent Run Deep, Once Upon a Time in America, and another version of Ben-Hur.

5 More Classics on Blu-ray for June 2014

Part 2 of 2. Rounding out this month are several limited releases, including a dark Western starring James Stewart; a World War II-set romantic drama from director John Huston; and Charles Bronson’s turn as a taciturn assassin. Also being released are another edition of a sci-fi classic starring Charlton Heston and one of the great rock and roll movies of all time.

5 Classic Movies About Rock and Roll

For as long as there has been rock and roll, there have been rock and roll movies. Sometimes actors will play famous musicians, while other times the musicians will play themselves. But since the early 1960s, there have been a number of great films made about the world of rock and roll. Here are five of them.

Classic Movies on Blu-ray for May 2014

Another month, another slew of great classic movies being released on Blu-ray. Among those making the transfer to the popular format in May are a great satire about journalism that turned out to be Billy Wilder’s first financial flop; George Cukor’s sophisticated comedy starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, and Rosalind Russell; Mel Brooks’ great Western spoof starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder; and an underrated murder mystery starring the master of horror Bela Lugosi. Whether one is an avid collector or just an occasional buyer, all these films make for worth additions to anyone’s Blu-ray shelf.

Classic Movies on Blu-ray for May

Part II of this month’s Blu-ray releases feature one of the great all-time underdog films starring and written by Sylvester Stallone; a classic fantasy comedy featuring James Stewart in one of his finest roles; a Western comedy starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara; and another Wayne Western helmed by legendary director Howard Hawks.

6 Worst Oscar Winners of All Time

Whether for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, or Best Director, there has been some winner who could charitably be said to have been less than deserving of the Oscar. Some winners have benefited from weak competition, others were rewarded for the entirety of their careers, and at least one manged to win because of threats to Academy voters. Though a comprehensive list would be exhausting, here are six of the most egregious winners of the Academy Award.

Classics on Blu-Ray for March 2014

While the pickings are a bit slim, March features some under the radar classics being released on Blu-ray, including an oft-overlooked historical epic starring Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison; a great Western featuring Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp; another Western starring John Wayne and directed by Howard Hawks; and a heartwarming drama featuring Mickey Rooney.

Jack Lemmon and Billy Wilder Classic Movies

Over the course of seven films together, actor Jack Lemmon and director Billy Wilder made several unforgettable pictures, two of which are certifiably iconic. Wilder was already well established as one of Hollywood’s great directors when he began to work with Lemmon, who was mainly a supporting player before being turned into a leading man by the director. The Lemmon-Wilder partnership was also notable for creating the first pairing between another great duo, Lemmon and Walter Matthau, both of whom made two movies with Wilder. While their best films were made early on, there’s no doubt that Lemmon and Wilder were one of the greatest actor-director partnerships of all time.