Mask – An Eric Stoltz Starring Role That Was Different From Where He Began

The year 2020 marked the 35th anniversary of the beloved science-fiction, blockbuster film Back to the Future, released in the summer of 1985. After being released from filming Back to the Future, all was not actually lost for Eric Stoltz as his starring role in Mask became a moderate hit for the young actor. TheContinue reading “Mask – An Eric Stoltz Starring Role That Was Different From Where He Began”

The Big Country – A Movie As Big As The Title Suggests

In 1958 famed Director William Wyler and movie star Gregory Peck set out to produce a film together that became the offbeat western The Big Country. Though the picture featured a slew of big names and was directed by one of the greats, there’s no doubt it has receded into the background through the years.Continue reading “The Big Country – A Movie As Big As The Title Suggests”

Without A Clue – A Sherlock Holmes Story Turned On Its Head

Like most movie lovers, I have a few that I refer to as guilty pleasures. These are the films I return to again and again just for fun even though, in some cases, I know the movie isn’t really that good and that it just appeals to me. So, while I do number the 1988Continue reading “Without A Clue – A Sherlock Holmes Story Turned On Its Head”

Matchstick Men – Nicolas Cage And The Art Of The Con

It’s been 17 years since Matchstick Men played the big screen and though it has fallen somewhat into obscurity, I still return to it on occasion longing for the thrill of being tricked again. What is it about a movie with a twist? In Matchstick Men, the good guys never saw it coming. Do youContinue reading “Matchstick Men – Nicolas Cage And The Art Of The Con”

Mixed Nuts – Steve Martin Leads A Cast For The Ages

Mixed Nuts boasts an impressive cast that even now, 26 years later, looks like an all-star lineup of screen legends. Steve Martin was in the midst of a run of middling Box Office successes when he made Mixed Nuts with Nora Ephron in 1994. Featuring established stars including Martin, Rita Wilson, Madeline Kahn, Garry Shandling,Continue reading “Mixed Nuts – Steve Martin Leads A Cast For The Ages”

Bachelor Mother – Ginger Rogers Says Who Needs Fred Astaire?

Ginger Rogers! But instead of her longtime co-star Fred Astaire, a bouncing baby boy. Ginger Rogers wasn’t sure that the script for Bachelor Mother was going to make a very good movie. See, she had just wrapped filming her ninth picture alongside her beloved co-star Fred Astaire (a real snoozer called The Story of VernonContinue reading “Bachelor Mother – Ginger Rogers Says Who Needs Fred Astaire?”