THIStory of ‘The Dirty Dozen’

  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 Dirty Dozen, one of the most recognizable war movies ever made.   The 1967 war movie The Dirty Dozen is well-remembered for its ensemble cast, its thrilling storyline, […]

How Spaghetti Westerns Came to Be

  When people think of Westerns, they naturally think of the American West. And while the majority of classic Western films were indeed filmed in roughly the same area where their stories took place, a significant number were actually produced in Italy and Spain. Dubbed “Spaghetti Westerns,” these Italian Western productions eclipsed their Hollywood counterparts […]

Willem Dafoe Reflects on His Four-Decade Career

  Willem Dafoe is one of the most accomplished and, arguably, most underappreciated actors working today. With his unorthodox face and intense personality, the 64-year-old thespian has earned four Oscar nominations so far in his career, with the latest coming last year for his role as Vincent van Gogh in At Eternity’s Gate. Now, Dafoe […]

The 7 Most Outrageous Roles of Johnny Depp

  Whether you love him or hate him as an actor, there’s no denying that Johnny Depp has taken on some pretty strange roles over the years. Few actors, if any, can match Depp’s output when it comes to the number of oddball characters he’s played, but which of Depp’s many performances rank as his […]

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 […]