Hollywood 2017: TV–Paycheck of Top Talent

Stars with brand names are now more in demand than ever before. The reason: free capitalistic market The  competing outlets search for elements that will help a show stand out from the pack. The new business models that govern streaming services have also had the effect of raising upfront payments to top talent because traditional […]

Equalizer 2: Denzel Washington Retruns, Fighting Villain Played by edro Pascal

Pedro Pascal will play the villain in Sony and Escape Artists’ “The Equalizer 2,” starring Denzel Washington.

Oscar Movies: Waltzing Regitze (1989)

It was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, but lost to the sentimental favorite, the Italian melodrama, “Cinema Paradiso.”

Oscar Actors: O’Neil, Barbara–Supporting Actress, All This, and Heaven Too

Barbara O’Neil (1910-1980). the American film and stage actress, was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She spent her childhood mostly in Europe and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College. She began her acting career in summer stock.  In July 1931 Bretaigne Windust, Charles Leatherbee, and Joshua Logan, the directors of the University Players, a three-year-old summer stock […]

Movie Stars: Self Images and Subjective Perceptions

The other day a man came up to me and kept saying, ‘you’re a star, you’re a star.’  I thought: ‘this year I’m a star, but what will I be next year–a black hole?’ Director-Actor Woody Allen