The final article in the series offers some closely guarded data about audience gender breakdowns, and insights from filmmakers Mira Nair (shown left), Ava DuVernay (shown right), Nancy Meyers and Stacy Title.
Two powerful skits aired on "Saturday Night Live" after the election, one which simultaneously bid goodbye to Hillary Clinton and Leonard Cohen; another which pointed out just how blind white liberals were during this election.
The off-screen politics of Eastwood the celebrity have made headlines in his later years, but as a storyteller, he has a knack for nuance and moral complexity.
When it came to the silver screen, 2015 was a curious and contradictory year in many ways. It featured the success of both the legacy franchise and the original script, and it brought together both warrior babes and geriatric macho men.
Starring Tom Hanks, it’s an efficient, exciting entertainment, but it’s also a Steven Spielberg movie, which usually means trouble somewhere. In this case, though, the irritations are minor, diffusely woven into the fabric of the film.
The Fox News host and Hollywood star seem like an unlikely pair to work together on anything, but both men are associated with the National Geographic Channel's new film. Click on the story to watch the trailer.
It seems that wherever Tom Hanks goes, a historical miniseries is soon to follow. There's his latest foray into World War II storytelling, "The Pacific," which airs this month on HBO, and then there's the small matter of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which Hanks plans to tackle soon.
It wasn't exactly "two thumbs up" material, but despite the Vatican's vested interest in pooh-poohing certain conspiratorial notions presented in "Da Vinci Code" author Dan Brown's oeuvre, the official paper of the Holy See didn't quite pan director Ron Howard's cinematic treatment of Brown's prequel, "Angels & Demons," either.