Christina Ricci in The Addams Family (1991)

The Addams Family (1991) directed by Barry Sonnenfeld Chistina Ricci as Wednesday Addams and Jimmy Workman as Pugsley Addams (not pictured) Wednesday: Pugsley, sit in the chair. Pugsley: Why? Wednesday: So we can play a game. Pugsley: What game? Wednesday: It’s called “Is There a God?”

Matthew Broderick and Dabney Coleman in John Badham's WarGames (1983)

WarGames (1983) directed by John Badham Dabney Coleman as McKittrick and Matthew Broderick as David Lightman McKittrick (pointing up at the Defcon sign): That indicates our current defense condition. It should read “Defcon 5,” which means peace. It’s still on a 4 because of that little stunt you pulled. Actually, if we hadn’t caught it (read…)

Liam Neeson and Ben Kingsley in Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List (1993)

Schindler’s List (1993) directed by Steven Spielberg Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler and Ben Kingsley as Itzhak Stern Stern: There will be generations because of what you did.

Hailee Steinfeld as Mattie Ross in Ethan Coen and Joel Coen's True Grit (2010)

Happy 15th birthday, Hailee True Grit (2010) directed by Ethan and Joel Coen Hailee Steinfeld as Mattie Ross Mattie: Here’s the money. Now, I aim to get Tom Cheney and if you are not game, I will find somebody who is game. All I’ve heard outta you so far is talk. I know you can (read…)

Lee Grant and Beau Bridges in Hal Ashby's The Landlord (1970)

Happy birthday, Beau Bridges. The Landlord (1970) directed by Hal Ashby Lee Grant as Joyce Enders and Beau Bridges as Elgar Winthrop Julius Enders Joyce: Elgar, didn’t we all go together to see Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Elgar: Yeah. Joyce: It’s just, Elgar, you have to realize all Negroes are not like that. Elgar: (read…)

Lee J. Cobb in Sidney Lumet's 12 Angry Men (1957)

Lee J. Cobb would have been 100 today 12 Angry Men (1957) directed by Sidney Lumet Lee J. Cobb as Juror #3 and Henry Fonda as Juror #8 Juror #3: Brother, I’ve seen all kinds of dishonesty in my day, but this little display takes the cake. You all come in here with your hearts (read…)

Jiminy Cricket in Pinocchio (1940)

Pinocchio (1940) directed by Norman Ferguson Jiminy Cricket voiced by Cliff Edwards Jiminy Cricket (singing): When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are. Anything your heart desires will come to you. If your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme. When you wish upon a star as dreamers (read…)

David Morse and Jeremy Renner in Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker (2008)

David Morse and Jeremy Renner in Kathryn Bigelow’s tale of war.

Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy and Christina Applegate as Veronica Corningstone in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate star in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Happy 40th Birthday Christina.

Amy Robinson and Harvey Keitel in Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets (1973)

A quote from Amy Robinson and Harvey Keitel for Martin Scorsese’s birthday

Happy 80th birthday Mike Nichols

Art Garfunkel is 70

Charles Bronson’s 80th Birthday

John Lennon wasn’t primarily a movie star of course, but A Hard Day’s Night remains a terrific little film.

Google’s special logo today commemorates the 71st anniversary of the premiere of The Wizard of Oz at the Strand Theatre in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin on August 12, 1939. The film opened at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on August 15 and Loew’s Capitol Theater in New York on August 17th.

Thanks to Spout’s Christopher Campbell for reminding us that today is Bugs Bunny’s 70th birthday. Tex Avery’s A Wild Hare, generally regarded as the first Bugs Bunny cartoon, premiered on July 27, 1940. Check it out at Spout after you enjoy Bully for Bugs, my all time favorite Bugs toon. It is never not funny (read…)

You can keep your fancy CGI special effects, I’ll take models and stop-motion animation any day. Happy birthday to the king of stop-motion creature effects, Ray Harryhausen.

Clint Eastwood turned 80 today Here’s a clip from my all time favorite Eastwood flick, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

I made my first post at Living in Cinema on April 17th, 2007. Exactly three years later, I make my 2,299th. Thanks to everyone who has read a post or left a comment in the last three years and a special shout out to all the weirdos who have helped keep Living in Cinema the (read…)

Please enjoy this clip of Yojimbo on what would have been Akira Kurosawa’s 100th birthday.

Things I have in common with Tab Hunter: A birthday.

Benny Goodman of course had more to do with music than movies, but there was a time in the early part the sound era when the line between the two was much blurrier than it is today. On what would have been his 100th birthday, here’s Benny Goodman with a couple of numbers from Busby (read…)

He doesn’t talk much, but James Mason owns this scene in Lolita. I think my first memory of James Mason was watching 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea on The Wonderful World of Disney some Sunday night when I was a little kid. I’d have just taken a reluctant bath and been all dressed in my (read…)





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