Tag Archives: Mickey Rooney

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

ONE FINAL NIGHT TO SAVE THE DAY. When Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) learns that the magical tablet that makes everything in the Museum of Natural History come alive at night is corroding, the race is on to save it. The third film in the franchise is very similar to its predecessors, but still has greater … Continue reading Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

90 Years of Mickey Rooney

[youtube=http://youtu.be/abhgk8Avjwo&w=540&h=320] In the clip above, The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg is interviewing Mickey Rooney. Watch it, and you will get his life story as well as a glimpse into Rooney’s personal life and the movies he made. Just bear with the strangely clumsy setup, with lousy sound quality and a camera that’s way too far … Continue reading 90 Years of Mickey Rooney

The Muppets

THEY’RE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK. [youtube=http://youtu.be/W8z-LF_ulIs&w=540&h=320]   On a visit to Los Angeles, two brothers who are huge fans of the Muppets realize that the old studio closed down years ago… and now the showbiz gang are in danger of losing everything, including their name. The first Muppet movie in 12 years wisely, cleverly and … Continue reading The Muppets

Boys Town: A Haven for Hooligans

THE LIFE STORY OF A BOY WHO WAS “BORN TO BE HUNG”! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoofjH022pU&w=540&h=320]   When Spencer Tracy won an Oscar for the second year in a row (after Captains Courageous (1937)), he was very grateful toward the man who inspired his character in Boys Town, the real-life Father Flanagan. As the story goes, an MGM … Continue reading Boys Town: A Haven for Hooligans

Requiem for a Heavyweight

THE WORLD OF “MOUNTAIN” RIVERA… THE FAST BUCK… THE ANGRY MEN… THE LONELY WOMEN! Prizefighter “Mountain” Rivera (Anthony Quinn) is knocked out in the ring and told by the doctor that he needs to retire; however, finding a new line of work is hard for someone who only knows the art of fighting. Marty (1955), … Continue reading Requiem for a Heavyweight

Night at the Museum

EVERYTHING COMES TO LIFE. Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) takes a job as a night watchman at the American Museum of Natural History, only to learn that every model in it comes alive at night. You know it’s a family film when Robin Williams is in it and never cracks any funny jokes; his performance as Teddy Roosevelt won’t … Continue reading Night at the Museum

Tropic Thunder

THE MOVIE THEY THINK THEY’RE MAKING… ISN’T A MOVIE ANYMORE.  A group of diverse actors gather in Vietnam to make a war movie, but end up in real trouble with heroin manufacturers without realizing it. Ben Stiller is a frustrating director, full of great, politically incorrect ideas but incapable of making a movie that holds … Continue reading Tropic Thunder

That’s Entertainment!

BOY! DO WE NEED IT NOW! A popular compilation of memorable clips from nearly one hundred MGM musicals, which serves the purpose of celebrating the studio’s 50th anniversary. No other studio in Hollywood managed to make musicals this good, which means this is a peek at the very best Tinseltown has to offer in the … Continue reading That’s Entertainment!