Chris Pine, born August 26, 1980, debuted on movie screens in 2004's THE PRINCESS DIARIES 2. Blessed with movie idol looks and effortless charm, in 2009 he stepped into the iconic role of Captain James T. Kirk in STAR TREK and made it his own. Since then, Pine has built up an impressive filmography consisting of sci-fi epics, comedies, crime thrillers, and even musicals.
Arthur Penn's BONNIE AND CLYDE arrived on movie screens fifty years ago this month. Its combination of retro-cool and in-your-face violence was controversial, groundbreaking, and massively popular with the growing counterculture, who adopted Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway's bank robbing killers as anti-heroes. In the half century since, Hollywood has been handing out snap-brim fedoras and tommy guns to multiple generations of actors, trying to bottle the film's unique cinematic magic like a jug of moonshine.
In THE GLASS CASTLE, Oscar-winner Brie Larson plays a woman coming to terms with her unconventional childhood, spent wandering the country with her dysfunctional, nomadic, unapologetically self-mythologizing parents. Here are ten cinematic tales of hard times, endured by people who had hardship thrust upon them, and others who set out on that journey on purpose.
Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero ushered in the modern age of horror with his low-budget but groundbreaking 1968 film NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. In between return visits to the land of the dead (including the equally influential DAWN OF THE DEAD), he carved out a singular filmography, cataloging terrors that came from within, and without. We celebrate his remarkable career.
DETROIT, the newest film from Kathryn Bigelow, tells the true story of the civil unrest and rioting that rocked the city during the summer of 1967. Since the early 1980s, Bigelow has often helmed character-driven yet action-heavy movies and is (so far) the only woman in history to win an Academy Award for Best Director. Here's a look back at her unique filmography.
Charlize Theron stars as a tough-as-nails super-spy in ATOMIC BLONDE, a neon-colored adaptation of the graphic novel THE COLDEST CITY. Between ATOMIC BLONDE and WONDER WOMAN, 2017 has probably been the best year ever for cinematic comic book adaptations starring women. But there have been some other notable examples over the last few decades, even if some of the comics were in black and white!
Christopher Nolan's DUNKIRK is an epic, widescreen telling of one of the most historic battles of World War II between the Allies and Nazi Germany. Hollywood didn't even wait for America to enter the war before movies about the conflict started rolling off the assembly line, and they've never stopped. Here are ten films showing audiences that, even from the safety of a movie theater, war is hell.
The battle of Apes vs. Men concludes in WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, the third installment of the 21st Century revamp of the beloved film franchise. A hit with audiences and critics alike, the Apes series is marked by gripping action as well as incisive social commentary, no matter what the decade. It's a madhouse, a madhouse!
The amazing, spectacular Spider-Man is back! In SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, young Peter Parker has to navigate the drama of high school while also learning how to use his new high-tech superhero uniform, courtesy Tony Stark. It only took a few years after Spidey's comic book debut in 1962 for him to appear on television, first in animated form and then in live action. He became a movie star in 2002 and our Spidey Sense has been tingling ever since!
Edgar Wright's new film BABY DRIVER stars Ansel Elgort as a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. In the movies, getaway drivers are so plentiful they nearly outnumber doctors, lawyers, and private detectives. Put the pedal to the metal and check out these other cinematic speed demons!