Richard Schickel, a noted movie critic for Life and Time magazines who also wrote dozens of books and made documentaries about Hollywood, has died.
In a career that spanned a half-century, Schickel told it like it was — or as he saw it — whether the flick was a star-heavy blockbuster or a gritty independent production.
Shickel was "witty, analytical, tough-minded but always fair, a gifted stylist who believed in honesty but steered clear of cheap shots," Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan wrote.
Schickel estimated that he had seen more than 22,000 motion pictures, beginning with Walt Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" when he was 5 years old.
EPISODE 13: MR. & MRS. MXYZPLK
SYNOPSIS: When Mr. Mxyzptlk (guest star Peter Gadiot), a magical imp, shows up on Earth and declares his love for Kara (Melissa Benoist), she tries to let him down easy, thinking him harmless. However, he decides it’s a challenge and starts to wreak havoc on National City.
Annette Kellerman Talks Girlfriend's Day With Director Michael Paul Stephenson
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Last week I was delighted to interview director Michael Paul Stephenson (Best Worst Movie, The American Scream) about his latest project the Netflix Original Girlfriend's Day. The film opened last week on Valentine's Day, and the day before I was very lucky to moderate an Austin screening of the film at the Alamo Drafthouse with Stephenson in attendance and Bob Odenkirk joining via Skype.
Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.
After a bit of thumb-twiddling in Seasons 2 and 3, Bates Motel rocketed back with a moving, thrilling fourth season, setting us up for a final endgame season that looks to take us through the entire Norman Bates saga in a really unique and captivating way.
When the show first started, there was an idea floating around that it'd work solely as an origin story.