Throughout the 1920s and '30s, Greta Garbo cut a distinctive swath across cinema. The Swedish actress was everything a star should be with her ethereal beauty, aloof manner and natural eroticism.
I don't care what the calendars say, summer begins and ends with the summer movie season. And be it by global warming or money-hungry studio execs, over the last decade summer movie season has been creeping ever earlier into our calendar year.
2015 is shaping up to be a pretty strong summer at the movies. Let's check it out:
'Furious 7' (April 3)
CHAMPAIGN — After Ebertfest ends each year, I like to confab with friends who were there about the dozen or so films we've seen.
It takes time and conversation to digest the messages and themes of the movies.
Are there tickets left for humorist David Sedaris tonight at the Virginia Theatre?
A few. "The main floor is gone; there are couple of seats here and there," said Virginia Director Steven Bentz. "I think by the time he goes on stage, it'll be a packed house."
Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"
As much as we try to encourage it, reader feedback is rare in a column of this sort, but it does happen on occasion.
So I was flattered when I was approached a couple weeks ago by someone wanting to know if I was really the Frank behind "Frank's Faves" and if I really had never seen "Hoop Dreams."
"Doesn't that kinda hurt your credibility?" this reader asked.