Ben-Hur, a befuddling remake of a 1959 classic that continues to loom large in the popular imagination and was also very much the product of its time in ways that are tough to replicate successfully for a modern audience, made $11.4 million in its box-office debut this weekend. Oops!
Before you venture into the cliché white savior/“magical negro” double whammy that is the trailer for the Renee Zellweger/Greg Kinnear/Djimon Hounsou film Same Kind of Different Is Me, do note that of course one cannot judge a film off its trailer, and perhaps once it’s in theaters those viewers drawn to this kind of…
Here’s a hell of a note: Two Hollywood studios—Fox, with the exception of Fox Searchlight, and Paramount—don’t currently have a single film directed by a woman scheduled for release through 2018.
Hollywood’s passion for nostalgia continues to thrive, and this time it’s Little House on the Prairie that’s getting the remake treatment.
Saturday is Independence Day here in the States, and you know what that means: Americans doing wacky things while other Americans take pictures. Join me for a stroll through some delightfully offbeat shots of the past.
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It's Friday, which means that—once again—it's time to marvel at the marvelous Hollywood PR machine of yore and its seemingly endless ability to find new ways to make actresses pose while doing their makeup. This time we've got an actress from the heady days of transition from silent to sound, darkening her eyebrows.