Entertainment

Bill Gold, Iconic Master of the Movie Poster, Dies at 97

His résumé included ‘Casablanca,’ ‘A Clockwork Orange,’ ‘The Exorcist,’ ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ and decades’ worth of Eastwood films. Bill Gold, who revolutionized the art of the movie poster over a seven-decade career that began with Casablanca and included A Clockwork Orange, The Exorcist and dozens of Clint Eastwood films, has died. He was 97. Gold died at his home in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, on Sunday, according to family spokeswomen Christine Gillow. The Brooklyn native began at Warner Bros. in the early 1940s and had a hand in more than 2,000 posters during his iconic career, working on films for everyone from Alfred Hitchcock (1954’s Dial M for Read More

Love Movies?: These Companies Will Pay You to Watch Movie Previews

We know it sounds far fetched, but it’s possible to earn extra money watching movie previews. In fact, if you’re really committed, you could earn $300 a month or more with the tips listed below. 1. Earn up to $225/Month Watching Movie Previews Most of you already know about InboxDollars, but did you know that it will pay you to watch movie previews, celebrity videos, the latest news and dozens of other videos? Plus, you’ll get a bonus $5 just for signing up. You need to watch all of the shows in a specific playlist to earn your bucks, so be prepared. InboxDollars lets you know how long Read More

Years before the Titanic sank, two mysterious books seemed to predict the disaster

The Titanic disaster has inspired countless stories. That’s not surprising. A luxury ocean liner sinking into the freezing Atlantic Ocean on its maiden voyage, dooming over 1,500 people, makes for a tale charged with pathos and danger. Starting with “Saved from the Titanic,” a short silent film starring one of the survivors, artists have churned out work after work detailing the chilling events of the April 15, 1912 disaster. Libraries are stocked with plenty of non-fiction books and novels about the doomed ship. Critics praised the highly accurate 1958 British drama “A Night to Remember,” which boasts a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score. A 1997 Broadway musical about Read More

Annual Atlanta Film Festival Announces Complete Lineup

The 42nd Annual Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) is pleased to announce the full lineup of films and special programming that will take place from April 12 – April 22, 2018. Director Bo Burnham, the comedian known for his popular stand-up routines and YouTube career, will attend the Closing Night presentation of his new film EIGHTH GRADE at the Plaza Theatre on Saturday, April 21. EIGHTH GRADE joins ATLFF’s previously announced Opening Night and Marquee presentations, including BLINDSPOTTING from ‘Hamilton’ actor and Tony Award-winner Daveed Diggs and TULLY from the Academy Award® -nominated director Jason Reitman.   With a record 7,600 film submissions received for the 2018 festival, Read More

Original Friday the 13th Camp Is Offering an Overnight Experience

If you’re a die-hard Friday the 13th fan, this may be a potential dream come true for you. Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco, an active Boy Scouts camp located in New Jersey, is the actual camp that was used in the original Friday the 13th as Camp Crystal Lake. On occasion, the camp offers fans the chance to take tours on an actual Friday the 13th, which is, in itself, pretty cool. However, this April, they’re giving fans the chance to camp overnight at the real-life Camp Crystal Lake for the first time ever. The catch is, there’s a very high-demand for an experience such as this. To make the Read More

It’s Time for Stunt Work to be Recognized by The Academy

I’m fortunate to work in action and with stunts, behind the camera. The stunt community is comprised of all kinds of talent — drivers, motorcycle riders, gymnasts, fighters, parkour, Cirque du Soleil acrobats and much more. They are the best of the best! I’ve been even more fortunate to train and work with the best stunt coordinators, innovators, riggers and performers in Hollywood. Most audiences, and even film critics, aren’t aware that action sequences are created by a separate team of technicians and performers. On Hollywood films, action is shot by a second-unit crew, with its own director and sometimes over 200 crew members. Prolific second-unit directors Read More

Patrick Stewart open to a Quentin Tarantino R-rated Star Trek movie

Quentin Tarantino might be heading to space — and if so, Patrick Stewart might come along for the ride. Earlier this week, it was reported that Tarantino has pitched an idea for an R-rated Star Trek movie, with an eye to direct. Now, one of the series’ most iconic captains is weighing in on the possibility — and whether Jean-Luc Picard may make an appearance. “People are always saying to me, ‘Will you be Jean-Luc Picard again?’ And I cannot think that would be possible, but there are ways in which something like that might come about,” Stewart told The Hollywood Reporter at the Dubai International Film Festival. “But one of Read More

These Are The Best Designed Movie Posters of the 2017 Season

1. mother! Darren Aronofsky’s divisive nightmare boasted a number of very striking posters this year, including one that blatantly yet beautifully pastiched the iconic Gips/Frankfurt design for Rosemary’s Baby and another in which Jennifer Lawrence’s face is minutely cracked like a porcelain doll. But it is this first teaser poster for the film, by the extraordinary artist James Jean, that stands out for me not only as a surreally appropriate representation of Aronofsky’s uncompromising vision, but as the best movie poster of the year. Grotesque and gorgeous, and dotted with hidden clues, Jean’s looks more like a piece of devotional iconography than a poster for a horror Read More

Sphinx from 90-year-old movie set unearthed in California

Archaeologists have unearthed a perfectly intact 300-pound plaster Egyptian sphinx at the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes — part of Cecil B. DeMille’s 95-year-old movie set. “The piece is unlike anything found on previous digs,” said Doug Jenzen, Executive Director of the Dunes Center. “The majority of it is preserved by sand with the original paint still intact.  This is significant and shows that we’re still learning unexpected facets to film historical movie production such as the fact that objects in black and white films were actually painted extremely intense colors.” DeMille, known for his epic films and cinematic showmanship, ordered the construction of a lavish Egyptian set for his Read More

TV Legend: Was WKRP’s Famous Turkey Drop Based in Reality?

TV URBAN LEGEND: The famous “WKRP in Cincinnati” turkey drop was based on an actual turkey drop. Probably the most famous thanksgiving episode of any television sitcom is “Turkeys Away,” from the first season of “WKRP in Cincinnati.” The series was about a struggling radio station that changed formats from easy listening to rock and roll. The conflict (and thus, the comedy) came from the contrast between the people who worked for the station beforehand, bumbling but kindhearted station manager Arthur Carlson (Gordon Jump), sleazy ad salesman Herb Tarlek (Frank Bonner) and timid news reporter Les Nessman (Richard Sanders) and the new, young and hip hires, program Read More