Hollywood loves to find precocious young child stars and thrust them into the limelight, allowing them to grow up in the public eye. This seems to have both positive and negative effects on these child actors and often causes them to have to make adult decisions with a child’s mentality. That said, here is a look at some of the top child actors of the 2000s.
Miley Cyrus: Born in 1992, Cyrus was raised in a show business family, as her father Billy Ray Cyrus enjoyed success in country music in Read the rest of this entry »
While many A-list actors have received an Oscar, there are also some very big names that have surprisingly not had the chance to grace the stage at the Academy Awards. These actors are brilliant, talented and have made names for themselves across the world, yet they remain without an award.
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air actor was nominated for his role in both “Pursuit of Happiness” and “Ali,” and while his show dominated televisions Read the rest of this entry »
There are more similarities than differences between these two films. Examining them head-to-head, let’s count the ways:
Both films are copiously violent, over-the-top, sensationalized period pieces that pay homage to their respective genres. Django is a southern slave drama done as a spaghetti western. Basterds is a World War II film more in line with the action-filled post-war G.I. comics than any serious battle epic.
Both feature oppressed “minority” protagonists; the African-American ex-slave, Django and the Jewish heroine, Read the rest of this entry »
There are a countless number of things that make a film successful, but there is just something special about a movie that can perfectly blend comedy and drama. It takes a really special film maker to make a viewer laugh and cry in the same movie.
One of the best dramedies released in the past few years is “Little Miss Sunshine.” The film has the ability to make you cry from several of its heart Read the rest of this entry »
Some of the greatest films ever made have been foreign films. Classic masters of film like Akira Kurosawa, Ingmar Bergman, and Francois Truffaut remain critical favorites. There has been plenty of recent love for foreign films as well, though. Here are the best foreign films released since 2013 so far.
1. Oldboy (2003). This Korean revenge flick’s plot has been compared to that of The Count of Monte Cristo, but with far more twists and turns.
2. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006). In this highly imaginative Spanish fantasy, a young girl with a cruel and Read the rest of this entry »
The 1940s was the golden age of film noir. So many of the greatest noir detectives were created during this time. It’s nearly impossible to choose which of them were the greatest, but here are some of the most well-known. 1. Sam Spade, played by Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon. He’s intelligent, good at his job, and is not about to let a romantic entanglement keep him from doing what he was hired to do. Truly one of the most iconic noir detectives. 2. Philip Marlowe, played by Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep. Bogart portrayed two of the greatest detectives of all time in the same decade. Marlowe, based on Raymond Chandler’s literary detective, is every bit as tough and memorable as Spade. 3. Mark McPherson, played by Dana Andrews in Laura. As McPherson explores the murder of a dead woman, he finds himself strangely drawn to an idealized version of the murdered woman, television packages, perhaps even falling for her. He’s a fascinating character and a very human one. 4. Jeff, played by Robert Mitchum in Out of the Past. He’s never given a last name, but this private investigator finds himself tangled up with the femme fatale of all femme fatales.