The Queen of Cool: Pam Grier’s Five Grooviest Roles

  When it comes to actresses, few if any can compare to the legendary Pam Grier when it comes to coolness. The star who first burst onto the scene in the 1970s epitomized the style and attitude of the era, and the ensuing decades definitely did little to diminish her standing as Hollywood’s Queen of […]

The Five Most Outrageous Fake Sports From Movies

  In the world of movies, there are no limits when it comes to sports. Thanks to special effects and imaginative writing, the athletics of cinema aren’t restricted to the familiar suspects of basketball, football, and baseball. Movie sports come in all shapes and sizes, and a few of them stand out as truly bizarre. […]

The Best Martin Scorsese Movie from Every Decade

  Martin Scorsese is up for the Academy Award for Best Director this year for his work on The Irishman, which marks the ninth time he’s been nominated for the award. And since the ceremony is taking place in 2020, this also marks the fifth consecutive decade in which Scorsese has earned a nomination for […]

The Real-Life Story Behind ‘Bio-Dome’

  Bio-Dome is a very ’90s movie. It stars Pauly Shore, there’s a bungee-jumping scene, and Steven Baldwin has blonde dreadlocks. It also happens to be inspired by a notorious actual scientific experiment from the ’90s.   Released in 1996, Bio-Dome tells the story of two slackers who accidentally get locked inside a hermetically-sealed ecological […]

Celebrate Oscar Sunday with THIS TV’s Award Winners Movie Marathon

  The Oscars are this Sunday, Feb. 9, and THIS is getting into the spirit by unleashing a movie marathon of legendary Academy Award-winning films from MGM’s vast library. Take a look below to see what’s playing, and celebrate the art of moviemaking with THIS.   ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’ (11:30 am/10:30C)     The […]

Taking Another Look at Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘90s Career

  The Leonardo DiCaprio of today is far different from the Leo of the ’90s. Today’s DiCaprio is a perennial Oscar-favorite, known for his careful and infrequent film selection along with being one of the few big stars to never sell out and do a superhero or franchise movie. His last three films — Once […]

The Absolute Most Bonkers Roles of Nicolas Cage

  A lot of actors are capable of turning in an unhinged performance now and again, but none of them can hold a candle to Nicolas Cage. The Oscar-winner has made a career out of ridiculously over-the-top performances, to the point where it’s more shocking when he actually acts normal in a movie rather than […]

Almost Three Decades Later, ‘Wargames’ Is Just As Scary As Ever

  On its surface, the 1983 movie Wargames may seem rather dated. It’s about a young computer nerd (Matthew Broderick) who accidentally hacks into a government defense program meant to predict nuclear missiles being launched from the USSR. Thinking that he’s playing a video game, his actions end up nearly causing World War III. Everything […]

THIStory of: ‘Poltergeist’

  Our THIStory series takes a look at the history behind some of the most iconic franchises that air on THIS. In this installment, we’re examining the Poltergeist franchise, one of the spookiest series around.   “They’re here.”   That line, spoken by child actor Heather O’Rourke in 1982’s Poltergeist, remains one of the most […]

Why the Fondas Are the First Family of Film

  There are a number of Hollywood families that have left their mark on the film industry. From famous brothers like the Baldwins and the Wayanses to parent-child pairings such as the Douglases and the Barrymores to extended families like the Kurt Russell-Goldie Hawn-Kate Hudson triumvirate. But no one family has had such a large […]