Yesterday, songwriting great Jim Steinman — known for his hugely successful collaborations with everyone from Meatloaf to Celine Dion — died at the age of 73. Steinman’s career often brushed up against motion pictures, providing songs for Footloose (“Holding out…Read more →
“History Is Made at Night” and More DVD and Blu-ray New Releases
This week’s new releases offer everything from a Criterion Collection edition of a 1930s favorite to star-packed releases from the Warner Archive Collection to a complete series set of an iconic cartoon. We think you’ll find plenty of additions to…Read more →
Poll: What’s Your Favorite Rick Moranis Character?
For this week’s poll, we wanted to focus on one of the best-loved character actors ever (and really, a global treasure) Rick Moranis. First rising to fame through his role on SCTV, Moranis went on to become a familiar presence…Read more →
Hard-to-Find Hits from the Warner Archives Are On Sale Now!
Spanning from the 1920s to today, the titles featured in our Hard-to-Find Hits from the Warner Archives Sale are full of entertainment and excitement. Here’s a random sampling of star-packed made-on-demand masterworks from the Warner Studio Archives that are included…Read more →
Who Ya Gonna Call?: “Ghostbusters” and “Ghostbusters II”
In 1984 Hollywood needed a new blockbuster to fill the void left by the ending of the Star Wars trilogy from the previous summer. Hollywood has never suffered for a lack of mega-hits, at least not since the mid-70’s. Give…Read more →
This latest Create-A-Caption is dedicated to the sleeper summer hit of 1989, Parenthood. Director Ron Howard‘s sweet, smart and sentimental ensemble comedy celebrates the eternal parent-child relationship through the ups and downs of the Buckman family: hard-working father-of-three Gil (Steve…Read more →
Which Film from the Summer of 1989 Is Your Favorite?
For the past couple of weeks, MovieFanFare has been celebrating the 30th anniversary of the summer movies of 1989. This was a film season that gave us contemporary classics like Do the Right Thing, Batman, Dead Poets Society, Lethal Weapon…Read more →
Create-A-Caption: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Our summer-long tribute to blockbusters of 1989 that are celebrating their 30th anniversary continues with this week’s Create-A-Caption. Released on June 23, 1989 (the same day as Batman), Honey, I Shrunk the Kids stars the great Rick Moranis as Wayne…Read more →
Poll: Who’s Your Favorite “SCTV” Cast Member?
With none other than Martin Scorsese putting the finishing touches on an SCTV retrospective that features appearances from surviving cast members like Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin, Dave Thomas, and Rick Moranis, we thought we’d…Read more →
Create-A-Caption: Little Shop of Horrors
This week’s Create-A-Caption pays tribute to Little Shop of Horrors, Frank Oz‘s 1986 musical version of the Off-Broadway hit that was itself based on the Roger Corman cult classic from 1960. Thanks to its great songs and winning performances from…Read more →