| Oct 23, 2008
Call it a musical with training wheels, call it corny, call it Old-Older-Oldest School -- as in Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney and "Let's put on a show!" But High School Musical makes the journey from The Disney Channel to the big screen with its "Gee...
| Oct 24, 2008
Call it a musical with training wheels, call it corny, call it Old-Older-Oldest School -- as in Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney and "Let's put on a show!" But "High School Musical" makes the journey from The Disney Channel to the big screen with its "Gee...
| Apr 22, 2008
Never underestimate the power of drag. From pantos to Python, men have donned women's garb for laughs. The impulse seems atavistic. It wouldn't be surprising if archaeologists were to find cave drawings of Neanderthals in peekaboo saber-toothed skins....
| Jun 21, 2008
few pages into "The Film Club," the smart new memoir by Canadian film critic David Gilmour, it becomes clear that if he ever saw any of MGM's squeaky-clean Andy Hardy movies while growing up, they left little impression on him.
It's doubtful that the...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 9:48 AM
To many, it seemed nothing more than a hugely impractical scheme, like something cooked up by Mickey Rooney and friends in one of those old Andy Hardy movies: "You bring the costumes," "I'll get the barn." Cassandras predicted the curtain would never go...
| Jan 2, 2008
AH, to be young and in love on-screen.
Or young and in grief, in guilt, in the family way, in search of life's meaning.
Basically, it's the young part that counts. A preponderance of actors and actresses under the age of 25 have stood out this year at...
| Jan 10, 2008
Johnny Grant, who visited Hollywood in 1943 as a star-struck serviceman and returned to carve out a niche first as a radio and television personality and then as its honorary mayor and foremost booster, died Wednesday at the age of 84.
| Oct 2, 2009
Roller skating movies seemed like a passing fad of the disco era with the release of such camp classics as "Xanadu," "Roller Boogie" and "Skatetown U.S.A." But that would be skating over the truth -- movies featuring roller skating have a rich heritage...
| Oct 23, 2009
Soupy Sales, a comic with a gift for slapstick who attained cult-like popularity in the 1960s with a pie-throwing routine that became his signature, has died. He was 83.
Sales had numerous ailments and died Thursday at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, said...
| Nov 4, 2009
Actor Tom Hanks says viewers are in for a realistic "wartime experience" when the new film he produced, "Beyond All Boundaries," opens at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans on Friday.
The film will be shown exclusively at the museum's new...
| Nov 30, 2009
| 4:35 PM