A Trip to Chernobyl (Part 1)

Editors Note:  I know this site is supposed to be dedicated to movies... but we thought we'd take a break from that topic and describe an extremely interesting trip I went on recently.  We hope you find it as fascinating as I did... When I started telling people I was planning on visiting Chernobyl in … Continue reading A Trip to Chernobyl (Part 1)

The Career of Michael Powell

Take a good look at this list of "work ethics."  It comes courtesy of a famous movie director from film history: We owe allegiance to no one except the financial interests which provide our money; and to them, the sole responsibility of ensuring them a profit, not a loss. Every single foot of our films … Continue reading The Career of Michael Powell

The Films of Brian De Palma (Part 2)

To continue with yesterday's post...  If Brian De Palma was feeling pretty good about himself following the release of “Carrie,” it didn’t last long. A few months later, his friend George Lucas came out with “Star Wars” and suddenly De Palma found himself once again as the only one among his director "friends" who hadn’t … Continue reading The Films of Brian De Palma (Part 2)

The Films of Brian De Palma (Part 1)

There’s no denying that Brian De Palma has directed some truly remarkable films during the course of his long career. He’s made 29 of them in fact. By coincidence, that’s nearly the same number Steven Spielberg has made. But the similarities don’t end there. Back on the late 1960s, De Palma and Spielberg were part … Continue reading The Films of Brian De Palma (Part 1)

The Screen’s Greatest Car Chases

Today, we'd like to take a look at one of the screen's action staples:  the car chase.   Because to be perfectly honest, we just love watching vehicles with their pedals to the metal.  Some cinematic car chases are constructed with such precision and expertise, they could almost stand as works of art.  And to most … Continue reading The Screen’s Greatest Car Chases

I was Seven When I First Heard Him Scream… (Part 2)

Yesterday, we were talking about the cult classic The Legend of Boggy Creek, which against all odds, became one of the top-grossing movies of 1972. And how after pulling the production together with virtually no resources, director Charles Pierce suddenly found himself one of the most successful filmmakers in the country. If you remember where … Continue reading I was Seven When I First Heard Him Scream… (Part 2)

I Was Seven When I First Heard Him Scream… (Part 1)

Imagine a small boy running by himself across a desolate field. He climbs a fence and as he reaches the top, gazes nervously toward the tree line. Hearing a strange noise, he jumps down and keeps running. Finally, he reaches the safety of a desolate farmhouse. Running inside, he looks apprehensively out a window. And … Continue reading I Was Seven When I First Heard Him Scream… (Part 1)

What Would John Landis Say? (Part 2)

Yesterday, we were discussing the career of John Landis and his place in film history.  Mr. Landis, you see, is known throughout Hollywood as someone who has an opinion on EVERYTHING.  And he's not afraid to share it.  Most people say they like working for him.  But his outgoing personality and high visibility in the … Continue reading What Would John Landis Say? (Part 2)

What Would John Landis Say? (Part 1)

In Hollywood, there's one famous director who could never be accused of keeping his opinions to himself.  Gregarious, extroverted, and a with a mouth apparently powered by the Energizer bunny, he's known throughout the entertainment industry as a major talent who isn't afraid to speak his mind. To back up his outgoing style, this man … Continue reading What Would John Landis Say? (Part 1)