Queen Helen: The Many Royal Roles of Helen Mirren

  Helen Mirren is a legendary actress. So legendary, in fact, that she was honored with the title of Dame Commander of the British Empire by Prince Charles in 2003, essentially making her an honorary member of British Royalty (we assume that’s how these things work). And frankly, there’s never been anyone more deserving of […]

Jodie Foster to Direct a Film About the Real-Life Theft of the Mona Lisa

  Jodie Foster made a name for herself as an Oscar-winning actress, but she’s an accomplished director, too. And the filmmaker’s next project sounds especially interesting.   Foster has signed on to direct an as-yet-untitled film about the real-life theft of the world’s most famous painting, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. In a remarkable true […]

Madonna the Movie Star: Looking Back on the Queen of Pop’s Hollywood Career

  Having just entered her fifth decade in the spotlight, 61-year-old Madonna’s status as one of the most well-known and successful singers of all time is set in stone. But earlier in her career, the Queen of Pop also pursued a different type of stardom, that of a Hollywood film star. Between 1985 and 2002, […]

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 […]