J. Edgar stars Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic) as J. Edgar Hoover, the former director of the FBI. An aging Hoover dictates his memoirs to a writer, focusing on his rise to power and the policies and procedures that he implemented during his reign. Told through flashbacks, the story takes place over the course of about 50 years but mainly concentrates on the Lindberg baby kidnapping case, as well as on Hoover’s relationship with his secretary, Helen Gandy (The Ring’s Naomi Watts), and his associate director Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer, the twins from The Social Network).
There is such a thing as a perfect storm in filmmaking. When legendary directors, writers and actors all put their talents towards a common goal, the results are usually cinematic classics. Such is the case with 1982’s Pieces, a schlock-gorefest that brought together some of the most creative yet understated minds of low budget filmmaking, […]
Roger Corman is the undisputed champion of the creature-feature, but few people know about his older brother, Gene, who got into the film business before Roger and also made some memorable monster movies. In 1959, Gene used many of Roger’s core team members and pumped out Beast from Haunted Cave, a quickly produced but cleverly […]
Michelle Williams will silence a lot of her critics with this role. From the first shot of her, she becomes Marilyn Monroe.
Before either of them were famous reality T.V. stars, Gene Simmons from Kiss and Ozzy Osbourne from Black Sabbath were serious musicians. In 1986, both rockers lent their names and talents to a heavy metal horror film called Trick or Treat, foreshadowing the career path they would follow in the decades to come. While Simmons’ […]