After ‘Batman’, Before ‘Birdman’: The Forgotten Years of Michael Keaton

  Michael Keaton’s career has had two periods of major stardom. The first was in the late 1980s and early 1990s. After a number of comedic roles in the ’80s that culminated with 1988’s Beetlejuice — his highest-profile role to date — Keaton switched to more serious fare by playing the titular hero in 1989’s […]

Five Meryl Streep Movies You Forgot About

  Meryl Streep is regarded as one of, if not the greatest, actors of all time. She has appeared in dozens of films since her career began in the 1970s, and has drawn loads of critical acclaim for a number of them. Streep has been nominated for 21 Oscars in her career, more than any […]

Business in the Front, Party in the Back: The Best Mullets in Film

  The mullet is, without question, the world’s most glorious haircut. It combines a classic clean-cut top with a devil may care, rock n’ roll bottom, making for a combination that just screams, I’m the coolest guy here and I don’t care who knows it. The mullet undoubtedly reached its peak of popularity in the […]

The Seven Best Shakespeare Movie Adaptations

  Shakespeare is a literary legend, and is arguably the most famous writer of all time. So naturally, his works have inspired many, many movie adaptations. From straight portrayals of the Bard’s plays to more creative reimaginings, it’s hard to imagine there ever coming a day when Hollywood no longer looks to Shakespeare for inspiration. […]

Nine Comedy Sequels That Aren’t Terrible

  Comedy is hard. Making a comedy sequel is doubly hard. Part of what makes things funny is when something unexpected happens. If you watch someone walk by you carrying a cake, you expect them to continue unabated to their destination. But if they trip and faceplant into said cake, leaving them with a face […]

Five Times Jamie Lee Curtis Kicked Serious Butt On the Big Screen

  Jamie Lee Curtis has had a long and storied Hollywood career. And if there’s one thing she’s shown a knack for with her acting, it’s kicking butt. A veteran of both the action and horror genres, Curtis has had her fair share of badass moments on the big screen, but a few of them […]

Don’t Be a Wiseguy with the Five Funniest Mob Movies Ever

  The mob movie genre is one of the most prestigious in all of cinema. Its films frequently rank among the best of all-time, with such standouts as The Godfather, Goodfellas, and many others. But there’s a subgenre of mob movies that doesn’t get nearly the amount of respect it deserves, and that’s the mob […]

Why Daryl Hannah Is the Queen of the Fantasy Comedy

  Before she became Mrs. Neil Young, actress Daryl Hannah was Hollywood’s unofficial Queen of Fantasy Comedy. Throughout her first two full decades in show business, Hannah starred in an unusually high number of fantasy comedy films. The fantasy comedy genre really isn’t all that common of a movie style, and yet, Hannah found the […]

You Won’t Want to Laugh at These Dark Comedies

  In many ways, there is no more challenging type of film to make than a dark comedy. Making a comedy is notoriously difficult to begin with (just think of how many more unfunny comedies there are than funny ones), but when you’re trying to make an audience laugh at material that they don’t want […]