Blade Runner and The Thing Premiered on the Same Day in 1982

Image: Warner Bros/Universal Pictures On June 25, 1982, a strange thing happened. Two movies, now considered to be masterpieces of their genres, premiered on the very same day… and tanked. Both received middling to genuinely harsh reviews, both failed to make a significant dent in the box office, and both seemed destined to be minor … Read more

John Williams, 90, steps away from film, but not music

NEW YORK (AP) — After more than six decades of making bicycles soar, sending panicked swimmers to the shore and other spellbinding close encounters, John Williams is putting the final notes on what may be his last film score. “At the moment I’m working on ‘Indiana Jones 5,’ which Harrison Ford — who’s quite a … Read more

Top secrets of the Spielberg classic revealed

This Saturday, “ET the Extra-Terrestrial” turns 40. But the iconic alien doesn’t look a day over 10 million — his approximate age in a novelization of the 1982 film. Steven Spielberg’s family drama, in which a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas) finds a lost alien in his yard, was an instant classic. It made … Read more

Ewan McGregor and wife Mary Elizabeth Winstead make first public appearance since getting married

Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead made their first public appearance since tying the knot last month, at the Star Wars Celebration at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Thursday. At the event, a number of the franchise’s projects were showcased to fans on hand, including Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Mandalorian, Andor, Willow, Ahsoka … Read more