Tuesday, August 19, 2014
By Brian Wise
Friday, August 01, 2014
Lester Ballard, the protagonist of Cormac McCarthy's novel "Child Of God," is easy to hate. He's violent, he's morally corrupt, and he's into necrophilia. James Franco directed and co-wrote the new film adaption of the book, which stars actor Scott Haze.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Every sci-fi film and TV show, no matter how cockamamie, needs a science advisor. Surprisingly, these scientists take the far-fetched scenarios cooked up by screenwriters seriously. Today’s real-life science, they point out, was yesterday’s laughable sci-fi.
Friday, May 09, 2014
There are currently more than a dozen television shows set in or around the world of Washington, DC—dramas like Netflix's "House of Cards," comedies like HBO's "Veep," and thrillers like FX's "The Americans." Bob speaks with Grantland TV critic Andy Greenwald, and the creators of "Veep" and "House of Cards" about why Hollywood is shining a spotlight on DC.
And if you want to hear more about DC television, listen to this extended cut of Bob's interview with "Veep" creator Armando Iannucci.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Director Bryan Singer has a new X-Men movie out soon, but the probable blockbuster will now be marred by controversy. Last week, a man sued Singer, alleging that the director and other men repeatedly assaulted him as a teenager.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Legendary Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer released his first film in 1972, and since then he’s left an indelible mark on motion pictures and television. He’s produced the blockbusters Top Gun, Days of Thunder, Beverly Hills Cop, The Rock, Con Air, Armageddon, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, as well as Flashdance, Dangerous Minds, Remember the Titans, Veronica Guerin, and Glory Road. He shares the stories behind his films and television shows and tells about his incredible career in Hollywood. He’s the subject of Michael Singer’s new book When Lightning Strikes: Four Decades of Filmmaking.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Actor Robert Wagner looks back at Hollywood’s golden age. In You Must Remember This: Life and Style in Hollywood’s Golden Age Wagner revisits the houses, restaurants, and other haunts of Hollywood’s elite from the 1940s and 1950s, offering an intimate view of their lives on and off screen. He also discusses the business of Hollywood and its evolution from an industry once dominated by moguls to one run by agents, and examines the careers of his peers, carefully considering why some survived and others faded.
Monday, March 03, 2014
Legendary directors John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens played major roles in World War II. We'll find out how their time in the armed services changed Hollywood, and how Hollywood, in turn, influenced the war.