Bette Davis Knocks It Outta The Park In ‘Jezebel’

The definition of “jezebel” per dictionary.com is: a wicked, shameless, scheming woman. I didn’t know that going in, which made the movie of the same name starring Bette Davis all the more alluring. Had I’d known, my experience would have lacked. In 1938, Davis won her second and (amazingly) last Academy award for her role…
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Rest In Peace, Elizabeth Taylor

Hollywood lost an icon today. Elizabeth Taylor passed away at age 79 from congestive heart failure. I remember her in  BUTTERFIELD 8 and WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, which happen to be the two films for which she received Oscars for Best Actress in a Leading Role. (She was nominated for CAT ON A HOT…
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Red Riding Hood’s Formula Is Tween Gold

Catherine Hardwicke decided to bank on the for-sure money-making demographic: tweens, and direct the new film, RED RIDING HOOD, starring Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman. Hardwicke hit the jackpot with TWILIGHT, the first film of the hit saga. But for No. 2 in the series, she was replaced with director Chris Weitz (seemingly because he…
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Bette Davis, Wowza

Lately, I’ve been dipping into a lot of classic movies starring Bette Davis: “Now, Voyager,” “The Letter,” “Hush … Hush Sweet Charlotte,” “The Star,” and the topper, “All About Eve,” which is tied with “Titanic” for the most Oscar nominations of all time. I’d always heard about Bette Davis and her turbulent relationship with Warner…
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Charlie Sheen One-ups The Oscars

The Oscars. Most of the banter Monday was about Melissa Leo dropping the F bomb during her lengthy acceptance speech for best supporting actress in “The Fighter,” Kirk Douglas’ appearance as a presenter, and Charlie Sheen … who was not nominated for an Academy Award, but was interviewed on the Today Show Monday morning, and…
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