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One of the most significant things about rock ‘n’ roll is that the myths surrounding it often become more real than the truth. This is the topic and – depending on where you stand – either the greatest asset or greatest downfall of Oliver Stone’s movie The Doors, which was released on March 1, 1991. […]

Duckie and Andie’s father, Jack, make for an odd pair as they bond over Budweisers and juice boxes in Pretty in Pink, which originally hit theaters on Feb. 28, 1986. But John Hughes‘ coming-of-age film trades in odd pairs: Andie (Molly Ringwald) and Blane (Andrew McCarthy), Andie and Duckie (Jon Cryer), Blane and Steff (James Spader), […]

A new documentary will chronicle the life and career of singer Tina Turner. The film, simply titled TINA, is set to premiere on HBO and HBO Max on March 27. “I’m a girl from a cotton field that pulled myself above the destruction and the mistakes,” Turner explains in the new trailer for the documentary. […]

Old Hollywood — or the Golden Age of Hollywood — was coming to an end in the mid-’60s. So New Hollywood, a movement heavily inspired by the romanticism of French New Wave, was in full force by the next decade. As the ’70s began, audiences were starting to be dominated by younger, college-educated people who […]

Films and romance go hand in hand. Whether watching at a cineplex, at the local drive-in or on the couch at home, dinner and a movie has served as the go-to date for generations of couples. Romance in the audience is often heightened by romance on the screen, and perhaps no other era gave us a greater […]

Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free, a new documentary about the late musician, will premiere as a “centerpiece film” during SXSW Online in March. The festival’s site describes Mary Wharton’s Somewhere You Feel Free as “an intimate view of a musical icon,” drawing from a “newly discovered archive of 16mm film” showing the singer-songwriter at work on […]

On Feb. 8, 1991, Steve Martin released his satirical love letter to the City of Angels, L.A. Story. The film’s plot centered on Martin’s character, Harris K. Telemacher, a local TV weatherman known for his “wacky” delivery style. The meteorologist’s job is so predictable that he occasionally prerecords segments days in advance, knowing Los Angeles weather […]

Hollywood loves to make movies about how its hometown of Los Angeles is both amazing and ridiculous. There may be no better example of this than Down and Out In Beverly Hills, which premiered on January 31, 1986. The film represents arguably the best work from the 1980s of director Paul Mazursky, who in the […]

It was a hell of a time for movies in 1981. The year kicked off with exploding heads in Scanners and ended with audiences introduced to a fresh-faced kid named Tom Cruise. In between, there was one of the most iconic action-adventure films of all-time (Raiders of the Lost Ark), a superhero sequel that broke box-office […]

Godzilla vs. Kong will now arrive in theaters and HBO Max on March 26. The movie’s first trailer — featuring the two giant-monster legends — can be seen below. The clip previews the looming showdown between the two creatures. “We need Kong. The world needs him to stop what’s coming,” intones geologist Nathan Lind (Alexander Skarsgård), as we […]