5 Movies Directed by Nicholas Ray

An auteur before the term was popular, Nicholas Ray directed moody psychological dramas, including the movie that turned James Dean into an icon.

Screw Christmas: 5 Anti-Yuletide Classics

Five off-beat anti-Christmas movies for people tired of Red Ryder B.B. guns and James Stewart.

6 Movies Starring James Garner

Though remembered for TV’s Maverick and The Rockford Files, James Garner was also a big screen star, particularly in the 1960s, and starred in a a number of classic films.

Classic Movie Stars Born in February

This month’s birthday list features a number of great movie stars like Clark Gable, James Dean, Lana Turner, and Elizabeth Taylor, as well as some of Hollywood’s all time great directors. … Read Full Post

Hitchcock Classic Adapted for West End Stage

According to Deadline Hollywood, Strangers on a Train , Alfred Hitchcock ‘s great thriller about murder and duality, is about to find its way to the stages of London’s famed West End. Produced by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, better known for steering the James Bond franchise, the production has already cast actors, including Laurence Fox ( Lewis ), Jack Huston ( Boardwalk Empire ), Miranda Raison ( My Week With Marilyn ), MyAnna Buring ( Downton Abbey ), Imogen Stubbs ( Sense and Sensibility ), and Christian McKay ( Rush ). … Read Full Post

Classic Movies on Blu-ray for August 2013

Another month, another new set of classic movies released on Blu-ray. This month includes the Best Picture winner of 1933; one of four great collaborations between Alfred Hitchcock and James Stewart; a classic Western starring Alan Ladd; the first of Cary Grant’s two Academy Award-nominated performances; and a lesser-known film noir starring James Cagney. Of course, all these films make for great gifts or additions to one’s own collection.

Bond Villains

Nefarious, despicable and set on destroying the world, Bond villains have been as memorable as they have been nefarious. Aided by a motley crew of colorful henchmen, 007’s arch foes harbor a deep-rooted hatred of mankind that leads to their obsessive drive to see its end. Standing in their way, of course, is James Bond himself, who uses both charm and skill to foil their plots.

On This Day: Sal Mineo Would Have Been 73

Had he not been stabbed to death outside his apartment on Feb. 12, 1976, actor and 1950s teen idol Sal Mineo might well have lived to see his 73rd birthday. But as often happens in Hollywood, Mineo’s story didn’t have a happy ending. … Read Full Post

A Tribute to James Dean

Had James Dean not died in September, 1955, he would have been 80 years old on February 8, 2011. A tribute to the legendary actor whose star burned so brightly and so briefly.

William Hurt & Holly Hunter in Broadcast News on DVD

William Hurt is the not-too-bright but photogenic news anchor who interests driven producer Holly Hunter and angers veteran correspondent Albert Brooks in James L. Brooks’ 1987 look at TV journalism.