Today is the 60th anniversary of the car crash death of Hollywood icon James Dean…with whom MovieFanFare’s Gary Cahall shares a (distant) paternal relative. Check out the story, and let us know if there are any Hollywood notables in your family tree.Read more →
Monthly Archives: September 2015
Tarzan of the Apes (1918): Watch Out for That Tree!
The legendary lord of the jungle first swung onto movie screens 97 years ago in Tarzan of the Apes, with Elmo Lincoln in the title role. Guest writer Fritzi Kramer goes out on a limb–er, vine–to review the 1918 silent adventure saga.Read more →
Craptastic Cinema: Jaws: The Revenge
Summer may be over, but let MovieFanFare’s master of foul-smelling films, Julian Andre, take you back to the beach with this classic review of the 1986 maritime misfire Jaws: The Revenge, starring Michael Caine and Lorraine Gary.Read more →
Create-a-Caption: Ocean’s 11
“Something’s up…could be a Create-a-Caption!” Take a look at Jason’s caption for this photo from the Rat Pack’s 1960 caper comedy Ocean’s 11, and see if you can come up with a comment to top his.Read more →
Poll: Who’s Your Favorite Character in Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe?
The hit film Avengers: Age of Ultron, out on home video this week, introduced several new characters to Disney’s ever-expanding Marvel cinematic universe. Be a “true believer” and cast your vote for your favorite hero, villain or supporting player.Read more →
This Week in Film History: 9/27/15
He was already a hero to a generation of moviegoers, but James Dean’s death in an auto accident 60 years ago this week turned the star of East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant into an icon. Read on for more memories from Hollywood’s past.Read more →
Rocky Horror at 40: Whatever Happened to Saturday Night?
MovieFanFare marks four decades of tossing confetti, yelling out lines and dancing the Time Warp at midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, as one writer recalls his late ’70s Rocky heyday and compares it to a recent theater viewing.Read more →
Movies Critics Loved That I Hated
Ever see a movie and find yourself scratching your head over the rave reviews it received? Guest writer Blair Kramer has, and he offers his own Top 10 list of films which the critics lauded but he didn’t like…including The Ten Commandments and Star Wars.Read more →
Movie Posters for Double Bills We’d Like to See
You probably wouldn’t want to watch the double feature of these film pairings. But the titles make a perfect tandem in a MovieFanFare double bill! See for yourself why two wildly disparate movie posters go so well together.Read more →
Poll: What’s Your Favorite TV Show Debut from 1965?
With the fall TV premieres set to go, we look back to the 1965 season. Which “Golden Anniversary” debuting series–Branded, Get Smart, Green Acres, I Spy, and Lost in Space, to name a few–is your favorite? Vote in our poll and tell us why.Read more →