Tuesday, June 15, 2021
  • TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCHES TODAY MAY 6 AND RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY MAY 9
    By Judy Shields Hollywood, California (The Hollywood Times) 05/06/2021 – “I have had the privilege of covering the TCM Classic Film Festival for the past 10 years and could never image not being there for them. It was sad not to have been able to cover it in 2020. It was the best decision TCM made, ...
  • Full Schedule Released For 2021 TCM Classic Film Festival
    Virtual Festival Features More Than 100 Films and Over 30 Special Guests Across Turner Classic Movies Channel and HBO Max Calling all film fans – Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today released the extensive lineup of talent, films, and exclusive content for the 2021 TCM Classic Film Festival, airing from Thursday, May 6 through Sunday, May 9 at two virtual venues: the TCM network and the ...
  • Festival News: Programming and Special Guests Announced for TCM and HBO Max
    JOIN US FOR THE 2021 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL | MAY 6-9, 2021 Mark your calendars, grab your popcorn and get ready to join us for four fantastic Festival-filled days, presented as unique experiences on TCM and HBO Max. This year’s Festival will feature more than 100 films, brand new conversations with over 30 special guests, rarely seen ...
  • OLYMPIA – A film about Academy Award® winning actress Olympia Dukakis by Harry Mavromichalis
    By Jules Lavallee  Los Angeles, California (The Hollywood Times) 4/13/2021 –  Academy Award® winning actress OLYMPIA DUKAKIS’ world as told through the keen lens of director HARRY  MAVROMICHALIS in his upcoming sublimely intimate fly-on-the-wall verité documentary feature film OLYMPIA. Executive produced by SID GANIS (The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones, Top Gun, Fatal ...
  • TCM Big Screen Classics series continues in April with “La Bamba”
    The seventh annual TCM Big Screen Classics series continues on Sun., April 18, Wed., April 21 & Thurs., April 22 as Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events bring Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture La Bamba to select cinemas nationwide. La Bamba is the story of the emergence in the late 1950s of a 17-year-old Mexican American Ritchie Valens (Lou Diamond Phillips), from the migrant ...
  • 31 Days of Oscar Returns to TCM in April
    Starting April 1, 2021 TCM’s annual 31 Days of Oscar programming returns for its 26th year, kicking off on April 1st with a month-long showcase of films recognized by the Academy. This year we will be celebrating The Oscars from A-Z, where each of the featured films will run in alphabetical order over the course of ...
  • TCM Presents Annual Film Festival May 6 – 9 on TCM and HBO Max
    60th Anniversary Screening of West Side Story Opens Festival with Stars Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn Virtual Event to Air More than 80 Films, Custom Programming and Special Events Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced that the TCM Classic Film Festival will run virtually this year Thursday, May 6 – Sunday, May 9, both on the TCM network and for ...
  • Some of Hollywood’s Hidden Classics–
    By:  Dr. Laura Wilhelm, LauraWil Intercultural West Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 2/13/21 – Literary adaptations are a staple of the international film industry!  Hollywood has produced more than its share of bookish blockbusters ranging from Gone With the Wind to The Godfather. The international literary roots of some American films remain well hidden from many, however.  ...
  • TCM To Celebrate Legendary Actress Cicely Tyson
    Programming Tribute Airing on January 31 to Include Sounder (1972) and A Man Called Adam (1966) Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of iconic actress Cicely Tyson with a programming tribute on Sunday, January 31. Tyson, who passed away on January 28 at the age of 96, broke barriers throughout her more than seven-decade career, which earned her a ...
  • TCM February Spotlight: Kiss Connection
    This spotlight airs each Thursday in February. Each film is connected to the following by a kiss shared by the lead actors. It all comes full circle when the last film of the spotlight, Theodora Goes Wild (1936), connects back to the first, My Favorite Wife (1940), both featuring a kiss from Irene Dunne to her costars, Melvyn Douglas ...
  • The LauraWil Intercultural First Annual Netflix Awards
    By: Dr. Laura Wilhelm West Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 10/3/20 – The COVID-19 lockdown has introduced and reintroduced many of us to the wonders of Netflix! Not to sound like a Hollywood cliché, but this reporter has also been recovering from cosmetic surgery. Regular Netflix viewing has thus become de rigueur around this house. The following ...
  • An Inspirational Legacy: Actor Spencer Tracy and His Son John Tracy
    By Sarah Key Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 09/30/2020 – The 1940’s era of Classic Hollywood was full of many stars the world has recognized over time, such as child star Freddie Bartholomew, vaudevillian actor Mickey Rooney, and Broadway star Sidney Poitier. Alongside them in a leading role was Oscar-winning actor Spencer Tracy, perhaps one ...
  • Wild Weekend Planned for Int’l Wild Bunch Film Festival in Willcox Arizona, Oct 2/4
    Meet Sheree J. Wilson from “Dallas” & “Walker, Texas Ranger”. Other guest include Jessie Mapes and Duke Wimberly! The film fest is in conjunction with the 70th Annual Rex Allen Days! WILLCOX, Ariz. – PRLog — The 5th Annual International Wild Bunch Film Festival kicks off Friday Oct 2nd with independent film screenings at the Willcox Historic ...
  • WILL SMITH Shares First Look Photos From Upcoming FRESH PRINCE REUNION SPECIAL on HBO Max, Taping Today on 30th Anniversary of Original Series
    Will Smith released two first-look photos at the upcoming The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion special from Westbrook Media, taping today on the 30th anniversary of the iconic series. Smith was joined by series regulars Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid and Alfonso Ribeiro as well as recurring co-star DJ Jazzy Jeff for a family reunion on set in the Banks’ home in ...
  • Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and ‘Night at the Museum’ Cast to Reunite for ‘Stars in the House’ 200th Episode
    “STARS IN THE HOUSE” CELEBRATES 200th EPISODE WITH A “NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM” WITH BEN STILLER, OWEN WILSON, CARLA GUGINO, AND MORE  Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley Host September 10th   in Support of The Actors Fund  Reunion Celebration Will Stream Exclusively on   PEOPLE and PeopleTV social platforms (Facebook and Twitter) and PEOPLE YouTube  NEW YORK (September 8, 2020) – Seth Rudetsky  and James Wesley announced ...
  • Actress Dame Olivia de Havilland dies at 104 years old
    A legend actress, Olivia de Havilland dies at 104 years old Oscar Winner for “Gone with the Wind” “A wonderful lady, actress and gem has been lost to Hollywood…” By Patrick Donovan – Author/Screenwriter US Navy Disabled Veteran – 1980 – 1991 Seattle, WA (The Hollywood Times) 7/26/2020 Source: WikiPedia Dame Olivia Mary de Havilland DBE (/də ˈhævɪlənd/; July 1, 1916 – July 25, 2020) ...
  • TCM’s Summer Under the Stars Returns for 2020
    31 DAYS 31 STARS TCM’s Ultimate Annual Movie Star Showcase Click here for more info. A different star every day, all month, August 1-31 #SummerUnderTheStars      
  • Mob Without Malice 
    Lunch – Written and Directed by Donna Kanter By Valerie Milano Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 6/26/20 – Lunch is a brisk 78 minute documentary written and directed by Donna Kanter. Today the film Lunch takes on extra poignancy in the new age of social distancing. The film chronicles the simple pleasures of elbow to elbow ...
  • Have LUNCH. with the Guys Who Made America Funny – Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar & John Rappaport? Oh My!
    (L-R) Matty Simmons, Hal Kanter, and Arthur Hiller Photos courtesy of Donna Kanter Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) June 10, 2020 – “They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I disagree. I think it’s lunch,” quips Hal Kanter.  Kanter is best known for creating the groundbreaking TV series “Julia” with Diahann ...
  • May 29 LA Virtual Cinemas: New dazzling 4K restoration of THE GREY FOX w/ Richard Farnsworth
    New dazzling 4K restoration of Canadian Classic Western based on the true story of ‘The Gentleman Bandit’ Bill Miner “The bluest eyes this side of Paul Newman.” – Leonard Maltin, Entertainment Tonight THE GREY FOX – (1982) Directed by Phillip Borsos Writer John Hunter  Starring Academy Award-nominee Richard Farnsworth Opening in LA Virtual Theaters starting Fri. May 29 American Cinematheque Autry Museum Laemmle Theatres https://kinomarquee.com/the-grey-fox **Ticket purchases support theaters ...
  • Jessica Biel Announces Today’s “Easy” Film
    FOR THE LOVE OF MOVIES Visit the AFI Movie Club webpage to find out how to view today’s film, along with exclusive content from the AFI Archive. We hope the AFI Movie Club brings some inspiration and entertainment during this time when it’s needed more than ever. As a non-profit, we are a member-powered organization, which depends on ...
  • What to Watch on Disney+ / Mother’s Day Weekend!
    Near or far, Disney stories can bring you closer to the ones you love. This weekend, sit back and celebrate moms with the magic of Disney+. Here are a few of our favorites to enjoy:
  • AFI Movie Club: Jay Roach Announces BEING THERE
    AFI MOVIE CLUB – JAY ROACH ANNOUNCES BEING THERE WHEN: Friday, May 8, 2020 WHAT:     Jay Roach announces today’s AFI Movie Club selection: BEING THERE. The film is on AFI’s list of 100 Years…100 Laughs as one of the funniest films to grace the silver screen. Star Shirley MacLaine was honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2012, ...
  • Wizard World Vault Launches: To Feature One-of-A-Kind Memorabilia Among New Offerings
    Autographed Photos, Memorabilia, Posters, Unique Items Available Through WizardWorldVault.com Website LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2020 – From signed photos and posters to celebrity banners, rare and limited edition comics and other unique pop culture memorabilia, Wizard Entertainment, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) is pleased to launch Wizard World Vault, an online marketplace of one-of-a-kind products backed by the trust of ...
  • AFI Movie Club: Hugh Grant Announces ROMAN HOLIDAY
    AFI MOVIE CLUB – HUGH GRANT ANNOUNCES ROMAN HOLIDAY – Thursday, April 30, 2020 Hugh Grant announces today’s AFI Movie Club selection: ROMAN HOLIDAY. The film is ranked #4 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Passions list of the greatest love stories of all time, and Audrey Hepburn is #3 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars list of the greatest American screen ...
  • James Robert Webb’s self-titled album due out May 1
    By: Judy Shields Hollywood, California (The Hollywood Times) 4/27/2020 The iconic Buddy Cannon (Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson, Reba McEntire) produced the entire record, his first project with James. Not only does James bring us his take on modern traditional country music, he is also a doctor who can speak to current events like he did in this facebook ...
  • TCM Classic Film Festival: Special Home Edition starts tomorrow April 16th
    SPECIAL HOME EDITION Welcome to the TCM Classic Film Festival: Special Home Edition, an on-air celebration of TCM Classic Film Festival movies and moments from the past decade that fans can enjoy from the comfort of their homes. As a part of the Special Home Edition, TCM is proud to showcase films that have been a ...
  • TCM Classic Film Festival Virtual Roundtable with Ben Mankiewicz & More
    By  Judy Shields Rancho Cucamonga, CA (The Hollywood Times) 04/14/2020 The Hollywood Times was part of a virtual press roundtable Q&A with TCM Host Ben Mankeiwicz, Pola Changnon (TCM General Manager) and Charlie Tabesh (TCM Senior VP of Programming) to discuss their upcoming TCM Classic Film Festival: Special Home Edition this weekend April 16-19, 2020. Celebrating the Past Decade ...
  • Announcing the TCM Classic Film Festival: Special Home Edition – April 16-19 on TCM
    Don’t miss your opportunity to see these amazing Classic Films and especially to view festival moments and interviews.  You will enjoy every minute of this festival from the comforts of your home on you home theater system.  You will want to get you tickets for next year’s TCM Classic Film Festival after seeing this. PLEASE JOIN ...
  • Television Pioneer and Puppeteer Jim Henson to Be Honored With Distinguished Service Award at NAB Show
    — Broadcast industry’s most prestigious award to be presented posthumously and accepted by children Brian Henson and Lisa Henson — Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) will honor Jim Henson, the artist, innovator, and visionary creator of the Muppets, with the Distinguished Service Award (DSA), at the 2020 NAB Show. The broadcast industry’s highest honor ...
  • Rare Hot Wheels Car Discovered by America’s Toy Scout Joel Magee Worth Upwards of $100,000 
    Rare Hot Wheels Car Discovered by America’s Toy Scout Joel Magee Worth Upwards of $100,000 In Los Angeles March 1-3, 2020 Los Angeles, California – February 27, 2020  – Have you ever wondered how a small Hot Wheels car could be worth upwards of $100,000? Joel Magee, “America’s Toy Scout” and regular on the show “Pawn Stars” ...
  • Special Guest Tributes and Additional Films added to the 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival
    TCM is thrilled to announce our latest special guests and film additions to this year’s Festival lineup, including tributes to three renowned Hollywood contributors: animator Floyd Norman, actress Piper Laurie and actor Bruce Dern. Norman will be in attendance for screenings of the beloved Oscar-nominated animated Disney classics THE SWORD IN THE STONE (1963) and ROBIN HOOD (1973). Laurie will be present for screenings of THE HUSTLER ...
  • TCM Classic Film Festival News: Additional Titles Announced!
    2020 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL NEWS TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE LATEST ADDITIONS TO THE LINEUP OF THE 11TH ANNUAL TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL. Dick Powell and Linda Darnell star in a U.S. premiere restoration of the fantastical comedy IT HAPPENED TOMORROW (1944); Harry Belafonte, Mel Ferrer and Inger Stevens star as the only ...
  • Boris Karloff & Katharine Hepburn Home For Sale
    Photos provided with Permission by Listing Agent A Los Angeles home where Katharine Hepburn lived early in her Hollywood career and Boris Karloff at the height of his career is for sale and featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com. Los Angeles home where Katharine Hepburn lived early in her Hollywood career and Boris Karloff at the height of ...
  • Point of View Writ Large: RASHOMON Reviewed
    By Dr. Laura Wilhelm, Laura-Wil Intercultural    “Egoism is a sin the human being carries with him from birth; it is the most difficult to redeem.”–Akira Kurosawa What is truth?  We in the US know full well how difficult “truth” can be to determine as the lengthy 2020 election debates and Trump impeachment trial proceedings unfold in all ...
  • FRIENDS TV – WE WERE ON A BREAK! – EXCLUSIVE CLIP
    On September 22, 1994 the first episode of Friends aired on NBC, and since then the series, characters and its infamous taglines have become a global phenomenon. After 236 episodes and its ten season run on-air, the beloved series went into syndication episodes on a number of networks, and in 2015 Netflix acquired the exclusive rights to ...
  • The Maniacal Frye; The Life Behind Universal’s Infamous Renfield
    By: Sarah Key Photos Courtesy of Gregory William Mank Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 1/31/2019 – Upon watching the 1931 Universal classic Dracula, people are bound to see an estranged man staring into the camera, creepily climbing the staircase of the Vesta’s hull as the crew stares down at him. A breathy laugh then escapes the ...
  • Celebrate My Vintage Valentine Aboard the Queen Mary – Feb. 14
    My Vintage Valentine Aboard the Queen Mary Celebrates Romance and Classic Glamour Friday, February 14 Long Beach, Calif. – The Queen Mary is pleased to present an unforgettable evening of romance and old-world glamour at My Vintage Valentine’s Dinner Show on Friday, February 14. Selling out each year, the two seating times will offer a signature four-course dinner ...
  • 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival Announces Leonard Maltin to be Honored with Robert Osborne Award in April
    Turner Classic Movies is thrilled to announce the recipient of the 3rd annual Robert Osborne Award, an award that acknowledges an individual who has worked to maintain the preservation and legacy of classic film. This year’s award will be presented to the cherished film critic, author and historian Leonard Maltin. The award will be presented during a ...
  • 2020 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL NEWS
    BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) TO OPEN 2020 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL WITH CAST IN ATTENDANCE Turner Classic Movies is delighted to announce that the 11th annual TCM Classic Film Festival will open with a 35th anniversary screening of BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985), with stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson and screenwriter/ producer Bob ...
  • Preserving and Restoring Hollywood’s Classic Films: An Interview with Paul Gierucki
    Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/26/2019 – Motion picture film was originally made up of nitrate, a highly flammable and chemically toxic compound, causing silent films to erode over time. That is where preservationists come in – to restore and secure the films to high definition prints. A majority of films made before the ...
  • 2020 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL PASSES NOW ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC
    PASSES FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL IN HOLLYWOOD ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC! AS PASS QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO ACT QUICKLY TO PURCHASE YOUR 2020 FESTIVAL PASSES. To purchase your 2020 Festival passes, please click here. The central theme of the 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival is Grand ...
  • NOTHING HAS CHANGED: PORTRAITS OF THE US – New photography book
    By: Dr. Laura Wihelm West Hollywood, California (The Hollywood Times) 11/20/2019 West Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont has hosted many wealthy visitors from all over the country in its time.  Perhaps it was past time to honor the rest of America as Larry Niehues has endeavored to do in his new book of photographs, NOTHING HAS CHANGED: PORTRAITS OF ...
  • New York City-based Filmmaker, JOHN GALLAGHER, Upcoming Films, “ALL MOBBED UP” and “Sarah Q” 
    By Jules Lavallee Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/17//19 –John Gallagher is a New York City-based filmmaker, a fixture on the New York scene for 40 years as a director, writer, producer, author, historian, and educator, with a wide range of international filmmaking resources and relationships, and a highly regarded, encyclopedic knowledge of films and ...
  • Porsche launches new 911 with Rusnak and Emory Motorsports.
    By Jimmy Steinfeldt Photo credit: Jimmy Steinfeldt Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 10-26-2019 Jimmy Steinfeldt: Tell me about Emory Motorsports. Rod Emory: This is my collection of mostly Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars. I started with toy cars and graduated to real cars. My grandfather was a custom car builder in Burbank. His shop was Valley Custom Shop. My ...
  • Swan Princess 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Out Now – Red Carpet
    THE SWAN PRINCESS’ CELEBRATED 25 YEARS AS THE WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL INDEPENDENT ANIMATED FEATURE FILM FRANCHISE WITH A PINK CARPET EVENT AT THE W HOLLYWOOD & FILM PREMIERE AT THE ARCLIGHT HOLLYWOOD ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 FEATURING ORIGINAL CAST & FILMMAKERS, INCLUDING BROADWAY LEGEND LIZ CALLAWAY, STEVE VINOVICH, ADAM WYLIE & MORE swan-princess-25th-anniversary-TheSwanPrincess_25thAnniversaryEvent_Carpet_h264_sd THE ORIGINAL 1994 FILM HAS BEEN FULLY RESTORED & REMASTERED FOR ITS FIRST EVER ...
  • DWTS and SYTYCD Featured Dancers for RIDE 2020!
    Announcing Our 2020 Featured Dancers: Dancing with the Stars’ LINDSAY ARNOLD and So You Think You Can Dance’s JENSEN ARNOLD! RIDE is thrilled to announce that our featured dancers for the Dance to End Hunger event will be Lindsay and Jensen Arnold! Lindsay is the Season 25 Champion of Dancing with the Stars, and has been a ...
  • SCREEN MEDIA TO RELEASE THE TOYS THAT MADE US *SPECIAL EDITION* | Available on Blu-ray on October 1, 2019
    SCREEN MEDIA TO RELEASE  THE TOYS THAT MADE US *SPECIAL EDITION* Includes Special On-Pack Toy! By: Judy Shields Available on Blu-ray on October 1, 2019  The Hollywood Times had the opportunity to watch these amazing stories of The Toys That Made Us that was featured on Netflix and what a great job Brian Volk-Weiss and his team did with the material, ...
  • MGM’S ANIMATED COMEDY ‘THE ADDAMS FAMILY’ has debuted the original song, “MY FAMILY” performed by MIGOS, KAROL G, SNOOP DOGG and ROCK MAFIA
    THE ADDAMS FAMILY Get ready to snap your fingers! The first family of Halloween, the Addams Family, is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor. watch the new LYRIC VIDEO Cast: Executive ...
  • Turner Classic Movies Returns to Hollywood for the 11th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival on April 16 – 19
    I think one thing that always attracted me to movies was the personalities. I went to movies not because the stories necessarily appealed to me, but because of the people in them.  Robert Osborne,  was primary host for twenty years of the cable channel Turner Classic Movies (TCM) By Judy Shields Turner Classic Movies Returns to Hollywood for the ...
  • An Interview with Sara Karloff: Boris Karloff, A Man of Kindness
    By Sarah Key Photos courtesy of Sara Karloff Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 08/19/2019- The world is probably most familiar with Boris Karloff as “The Monster” in the 1931 film adaptation of Frankenstein and as The Mummy. However, what many do not know is that behind the heavy makeup was a man of true modesty and ...