Quick Hits: August 22

German film director Wolfgang Petersen has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 81. Petersen received critical acclaim – and two Oscar nominations – for 1981’s Das Boot. Petersen’s first English-language film was 1984’s The NeverEnding Story, based on the German fantasy novel by Michael Ende. He went on to direct 90s thrillers likeContinue reading “Quick Hits: August 22”

Quick Hits: August 14-15

*** SPOILER ALERT: This post contains spoilery info about Netflix’s The Gray Man and Showtime’s Yellowjackets *** *** CONTENT WARNING: This post contains references to death, murder, and suicide *** Anne Heche has died from injuries she sustained on August 5 when she crashed her vehicle into a house, resulting in a fire that leftContinue reading “Quick Hits: August 14-15”

Legend: Jason Robards

Jason Robards would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year. One of the all-time greats, as well as one of my personal favorites, Robards was an eight-time Tony nominee (the most for any male actor in history), one of twenty-four people to ever earn the prestigious Triple Crown of Acting (more on that later), andContinue reading “Legend: Jason Robards”

Pop Quiz Answers

I had so much fun putting this quiz together! I hope y’all enjoyed it too. Aged Actor, Leading Man, Doorman, Autograph Seeker, Stage Manager (1950) – ALL ABOUT EVE Miss Lonelyhearts, Miss Torso, Man on Fire Escape, Miss Hearing Aid (1954) – REAR WINDOW Car Driver, Assassin in Bedroom, Submarine Captain (1967) – YOU ONLYContinue reading “Pop Quiz Answers”

Quick Hits: July 26-27

Paul Sorvino has passed away at the age of 83. Primarily known for playing gangsters and cops, Sorvino found his greatest success in the early 90s with roles in Goodfellas and Law & Order. No cause of death has been announced, but Sorvino had apparently been suffering from numerous health issues recently. Renegade film directorContinue reading “Quick Hits: July 26-27”

Legend: Philip Seymour Hoffman

*** CONTENT WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS A REFERENCE TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE *** On February 2, 2014, I got a notification on my phone that shook me to my core: Philip Seymour Hoffman had been found dead in his Greenwich Village apartment. I was aware that Hoffman had struggled with substance abuse in the past, butContinue reading “Legend: Philip Seymour Hoffman”

Quick Hits: July 10-11-12

James Caan passed away last week at the age of 82. He’s rightfully received praise for his roles in Brian’s Song (which earned him an Emmy nomination) and The Godfather (Caan received his only Oscar nod for his performance as Sonny Corleone). But when I think of Caan, I think of three movies: Thief, Misery,Continue reading “Quick Hits: July 10-11-12”

Quick Hits: June 29

***** CONTENT WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS REFERENCES TO DRUG USE, OVERDOSE, MURDER, AND A FATAL AUTO ACCIDENT ***** The trailer for Ticket to Paradise dropped this morning. I am so here for this one. I’m also here for this charming-looking whodunit starring Saoirse Ronan and Sam Rockwell. I can’t get enough of period comedy-mystery flicks.Continue reading “Quick Hits: June 29”