The new documentary 'Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me,' chronicles the Broadway legend and actress as she takes the stage to sing some of Stephen Sondheim's classics, boldly faces her own mortality, and continues to defy conventions both as a woman and as an older woman in the entertainment industry -- and she makes it look so damn effortless with her brassiness, her courage, and her relentless honesty. Stritch removes the novelty from the idea of a living legend, and remains one of the most inspirational role models for women in entertainment.
Released in 1992, 'Father of the Bride' starred comedic icon Steve Martin as a conservative father who disapproves of his daughter's hasty decision to get married upon returning from a vacation. Co-starring Diane Keaton and Martin Short, the charming comedy went on to spawn a sequel and is listed as one Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies." 22 years later, we revisit the cast of this modern classic and see what they're up to now.
If you say you saw 'The Avengers' coming, you're a liar.
And we're not necessarily talking about the film's massive box office success or cultural impact, either. That's all after-the-fact stuff. We're talking about the fact that the film exists in the first place. We're talking about how Marvel Studios (with a little help from some deep-pocketed friends) managed to create a series of individual franchises with their own films and characters before having them all come together in a special crossover event. 'The Avengers' didn't just unite Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Hulk, it openly acknowledged that all of these characters lived in the same world and that the events of their own films could actually have an impact on each other.
They all live in the same universe ... and audiences love it.
This is one of the closest Oscar races in recent history (a testament to how predictable past years have been), so if you need some help in your office Oscar pool, we're here to help! We've been tracking the 2014 Oscars since the very beginning and have compiled our thoughts on who we think we will win. Let's check out what we can expect this Sunday at 8pm when the 2014 Oscars begin!
In 1998, filmmaker Gus Van Sant released his remake of 'Psycho,' starring Vince Vaughn in the role of iconic serial killer and hotel owner Norman Bates. Though much of the film was a shot-for-shot remake, Van Sant's film also (somewhat) updated Alfred Hitchcock's classic tale of a woman who embezzles money from her work only to find herself in deeper trouble when she stops for a stay at the Bates Motel. Sixteen years later, we look back at the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
Spring has sprung, and so have a whole new crop of new streaming titles on Netflix Instant. Don't spend too much time outside enjoying the pleasant weather -- there's plenty to keep you occupied indoors. Check out our guide to the best new Netflix Instant releases hitting the service in March 2014.
Since its inception, movies have starred the beautiful people. Young people. The kind of people you simply wouldn't see on every street corner. It's such a Hollywood cliche to discuss the film industry chewing up young stars and spitting them back out once they start to get up there in years, but it's only a cliche because it's happened enough times to take on truth.
But, there have been times in cinematic history where youth and beauty have taken a backseat to age age and experience. Every so often, we stop caring about traditional movie stars and start embracing something the folks who look like they've taken a beating. Sometimes, the older folks start to take over the spotlight and right now, we're living in the age of the Old Man Action Hero.
But why now?
In 1997, Steven Spielberg unleashed 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park,' the sequel to the wildly successful box office smash 'Jurassic Park,' following Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) and a team of experts as they investigate a second island where the dinosaurs from the first film were secretly engineered. The film broke several box office records, and became the second highest-grossing film of all time, just behind 'Titanic.' Seventeen years later, we revisit the cast of this awesome sequel and see what they're up to now.
There's been some talk in recent weeks about the trouble with the female characters on 'True Detective,' and that talk hit a boiling point this week following the airing of "Haunted Houses," in which Marty gets up to his old habits and Maggie retaliates, causing many critics to lash out at the show's portrayal and treatment of women -- but the show isn't treating its female characters poorly, the men are. And there's a big difference.
Released in 1993, the rom-com 'Benny and Joon' followed the mentally ill Juniper, aka "Joon," who lives with her brother Ben after their parents have passed away. When Sam (Johnny Depp), a quirky cinephile and cousin of one of Ben's friends comes to visit, sparks fly between him and Joon and it's not long before the two are falling for each other. Praised for its touching portrayal of love and mental illness, the film was a sleeper hit, and 21 years later, we're taking a look back at the cast to see what they're up to now.