Why ‘Bright Lights, Big City’ Might Be the Most ‘80s Movie Ever

  What do you think of when you think of the 1980s? Synth-filled music? Women with big hair and bigger shoulder pads? Tacky ultra-modern decor that’s being passed off as chic? A version of New York City that runs on nothing but cocaine and ambition? Movie stars like Michael J. Fox, Pheobe Cates, and Kiefer […]

THIStory of: ‘Species’

  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 Species, the ’90s sci-fi/horror blockbuster that spawned a film series.   Long before Scarlett Johansson’s 2013 indie horror film Under the Skin made movies about sexy female aliens seducing […]

A New Adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Carrie’ Is on the Way

  Carrie was the first novel ever published by Stephen King, and the first of his works to be adapted as a motion picture. But despite the story’s age (both the novel and the film date to the 1970s), it clearly still resonates with audiences, as evidenced by the fact that another new Carrie adaptation […]

How ‘Thelma & Louise’ Is a Genre Unto Itself

  Quick, name a buddy road adventure with unabashedly-feminist themes that stars two non-over-sexualized women who control their own destiny — and whose friendship cannot be broken. Oh, and your answer can’t be Thelma & Louise. Can’t do it, can you? That’s because, even nearly three decades on, there still hasn’t been a movie quite […]

The Most Underrated Comedies of the Last 30 Years

  Comedy is hard. Out of all the movie genres out there — romance, drama, action, etc. — comedy films are arguably the most difficult to get right. Not only do comedy movies have to tell a coherent story with theme and character like every other type of film, but they also have the unenviable […]

THIStory of: The Magnificent Seven

  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 Magnificent Seven, one of the most legendary Western franchises ever.   The story of The Magnificent Seven begins not in the Old West, but in the Far East. […]

THIStory of: The Outer Limits

  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 Outer Limits, one of the most iconic and influential science-fiction television series of all time.   The 1960s were an experimental time in the world of television. Creators […]

Stars React to Actor Danny Aiello’s Passing

  Since the tragic death of actor Danny Aiello on December 12, there has been an outpouring of love and condolences from his peers in Hollywood.   Aiello died in New Jersey at the age of 86 following a short illness, and the reverberations quickly swept across Hollywood. A tireless worker, Aiello began acting in […]

7 Real-Life Couples Who Starred in Hit Movies Together

  There must be something awfully romantic about starring in a movie together because loads of real-life couples have done so. And while some of these films have been pretty abysmal vanity projects (looking at you, Gigli), a few of them have been big hits thanks largely to their stars’ real-life chemistry coming through on […]