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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Michael Parks

Michael Parks I was very sad to hear, last week, that veteran character actor Michael Parks had died (and don’t even get me started on Powers Boothe , who’ll be this column’s next subject). I actually saw Parks once, at a screening of RED STATE at Sundance, where he did a Q&A for the audience with director Kevin Smith , and he seemed very...
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05.15.2017
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Awfully Good: Space Truckers

Need to prepare for the next volume of the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY? Here's another colorful sci-fi movie about a gang of misfits on a mission in space…   Space Truckers (1996)   Director: Stuart Gordon Stars: Dennis Hopper, Stephen Dorff, Debi Mazar An intergalactic truck driver is tasked with delivering a secret...
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05.03.2017
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Top 10 Singers or Musicians Who Became Famous Actors (video)

The leap from music success to acting stardom seems like a natural one nowadays. Being on a stage and captivating a crowd requires charisma and showmanship, which can translate well into a film career. Plus, it helps that most famous musicians are gorgeous, which checks off about ten items on the “movie star requirements” checklist. So many musicians have crossed over into...
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03.23.2017
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Ewan McGregor plays dual roles in the full trailer for Fargo: Season 3

Season 3 of Fargo follows Emmit and his slightly younger brother Ray Stussy ( Ewan McGregor ) in the year 2010. Emmit, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, sees himself as an American success story, whereas Ray is more of a cautionary tale. Forever living in his more successful brother’s shadow, Ray is a balding and pot-bellied parole officer with a huge chip on his shoulder about...
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03.22.2017
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Awfully Good Movies: The Adventures of Pinocchio (Video)

The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996) Director:  Steve Barron Stars:  Martin Landau, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Rob Schneider This weekend, Disney is back once again remaking their animated classics into live-action with Emma Watson in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, so Awfully Good Movies is here to make your wish for another live-action fairy tale movie come...
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03.15.2017
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Get some air with the latest promo for Fargo: Season 3

Set in 2010, the third season of Fargo follows Emmit and his slightly younger brother Ray Stussy ( Ewan McGregor ). Emmit, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, sees himself as an American success story, whereas Ray is more of a cautionary tale. Forever living in his more successful brother’s shadow, Ray is a balding and pot-bellied parole officer with a huge chip on his shoulder...
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03.10.2017
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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Ed Harris

Last week , we took a look at the career of beloved character actor, John Lithgow . This week’s is another iconic actor of that ilk, having arguably, never given a bad performance in his nearly forty year career... Ed Harris There are few actors that can go toe-to-toe with Ed Harris in terms of intensity. Heck, even in the outtakes from THE ROCK, he...
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12.05.2016
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The Best Movie You Never Saw: That Thing You Do!

Welcome to The Best Movie You NEVER Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be looking at THAT THING YOU DO! THE STORY: A mid-sixties pop band,...
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12.02.2016
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Come on and slam! Space Jam returns to select theaters!

There's been some talk about a SPACE JAM sequel these last couple of years because why not? LeBron James has been front-and-center regarding the lead character and last we heard, director Justin Lin would be helming this bad boy. That's all well and good, but how about giving fans what they REALLY want and putting the original slam jam back in theaters? Good news, as...
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10.18.2016
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The Best Movie You Never Saw: The Ghost and the Darkness

Welcome to The Best Movie You NEVER Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be looking at THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS. THE STORY: A British military...
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10.07.2016
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Pop-Up Movie Facts: Michael Bay's The Rock (video)

Ah, Michael Bay 's THE ROCK. A true action classic of the '90's with infinitely quotable lines and stellar action movie performances from Nicolas Cage , Sean Connery , Ed Harris , and the massively underrated Michael Biehn . While Bay has dug himself five movies deep into the TRANSFORMERS franchise, there's always hope for him to return to the straight action genre...
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09.29.2016
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Watch our Oscar "Best Picture" Retrospective for 1997 (video)

In this continuing series we take a look at the Oscar nominations of years past, examining the flicks that were nominated, as well as the pic we feel got snubbed among all the other candidates. Love 'em or hate 'em, the Oscars usually highlight the best films from each year (although there are plenty that get overlooked) and it's always fun to look back and see what was popular for any...
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09.28.2016
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