Category: About That One Time…

About That One Time the FBI Accused It’s a Wonderful Life of Being “Communist Propaganda”

What do you remember most about It’s a Wonderful Life? Little Karolyn Grimes adorably telling Jimmy Stewart, “Look daddy, teacher says every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings”? The overly familiar “this […]

How An Inability to Work With Chevy Chase Led Chris Columbus to Home Alone

When Chris Columbus was hired to direct the first Harry Potter movie, one of the things he had going for him was the absolute wealth of experience he already had with working with kid actors.  […]

How Deep Throat Gave Us the Texas Chain Saw Massacre

This article expands on one item from a list (“10 Little Known Stories from the Golden Age of Porn”) I wrote for  Without Linda Lovelace there would be no Leatherface. What? What does one have to […]

About That One Time a 12-Year-Old Kid Shamed Wes Craven Into Directing Scream

Wes Craven died yesterday, on the losing end of a battle against brain cancer.  He was 76.  I’ve previously written all about his tortured history with the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.  However, there’s a […]

About That Time Boyz N The Hood Set Off Gang Violence at Movie Theaters Across the Country

I was sitting in a movie theater when I got the email update from The Hollywood Reporter: “Three Dead After Shooting at Trainwreck Screening in Louisiana.” I was spooked. I was there waiting for Ant-Man […]

About That One Time David Bowie’s Wife Almost Made a Black Widow/Daredevil TV Show

Wouldn’t it be great if Marvel Studios made a solo movie for Scarlet Johansson’s Black Widow? At least that would force Disney to actually make some Black Widow toys for the little girls of the […]

About That One Time The FBI Questioned Die Hard With a Vengeance’s Screenwriter

THE LEGEND: Jeremy Irons’ plot in Die Hard With a Vengeance to rob the US Federal Reserve Bank of all its gold bullion exposed real life weaknesses in the Federal Reserve’s security. There are certain […]

About That One Time Joss Whedon Almost Made a Batman Movie

Pepsi vs. Coke. Mac vs. PC. Nike vs. Adidas. Marvel vs. DC. These are a few of the great corporate fights of our time, with each combatant’s multi-million dollar advertising campaigns striving to convince us […]

About That One Time Sean Penn Tied Madonna to a Chair & Tormented Her for Hours

Update: 12/20/15 – As part of Sean Penn’s ongoing defamation suit against Lee Daniels, Madonna has categorically denied that Penn ever struck her with a baseball bat, as per a 1987 tabloid report, or that […]

About That One Time David Tennant Talked About Bears For One Minute On Public Radio

Derek Mears is nice. Maybe a little too nice. Although he physically fit the part given his 6’5” frame, some behind the scenes of the 2009 Friday the 13th remake were hesitant to cast him […]