On this day…in 1968

On this day in 1968, Stanley’s Kubrick’s science-fiction classic 2001: A Space Odyssey makes its debut in movie theatres. Kubrick had first gained prominence as a director for the World War I-era drama Paths of Glory (1957). After helming the big-budget Roman epic Spartacus (1960), he made a 1962 screen adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita before turning to an even more controversial … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1929 & 1930

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the winners of the first Academy Awards on this day in 1929. It was a far cry from the suspense, glamour and endless press coverage surrounding the Oscars today: The first award recipients’ names were printed on the back page of the academy’s newsletter. A few … [Read the full story]

James Bond is up for an Oscar with Skyfall

It doesn’t matter what I think but The James Bond movie Skyfall has received a massive boost to its chances of becoming the first 007 picture to receive a best film Oscar. Skyfall was named as one of the ten movies by the Producers Guild of America in its line up of best film nominees. … [Read the full story]

Tippi Hedren looks a million bucks

Tippi Hedren once more enchanted guests at the Magic Castle’s 50th anniversary gala in Hollywood on Wednesday. The 82-year-old looked sprightly and fresh faced as she posed on the red carpet ahead of the evening’s entertainment. The Birds star was clearly in a feisty mood, as she wore a leopard print jacket and a black … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1973

On this day in 1973, The Exorcist, a horror film starring the actress Linda Blair as a girl possessed by an evil spirit, makes its debut in theaters…it will go on to earn a reputation as one of the scariest movies in history. The Exorcist was based on the 1971 novel by William Peter Blatty … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1962

On this day in 1962, Thomas Cruise Mapother IV is born in Syracuse. After his breakout role in the 1983 film Risky Business, Cruise went on to become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, appearing in a long list of critically acclaimed dramas and blockbuster action movies. At age 18, Tom Cruise made his … [Read the full story]

Oscars producer resigns after ‘gay slur’

Director Brett Ratner has resigned as a producer of the 2012 Oscars after using a derogatory term in public. “As painful as this may be for me, it would be worse if my association with the show were to be a distraction from the Academy and the high ideals it represents,” he said in an … [Read the full story]

Big Mal, the Legend dies at 83

Crystal Palace have mourned the loss of former manager Malcolm Allison who has died at the age of 83. Allison was one of the most flamboyant personalities in the game, he dated glamour models and was loved for his outspoken views, trademark fedora and sheepskin coat, while drinking champagne and smoking cigars. Big Mal was … [Read the full story]