The Shining

Top 20: Films 1980 – 1989

raging-bull-robert-de-niroGreatest Films 1980 – 1989

Raging Bull
The Empire Strikes Back
Raiders of the Lost Ark
ET – Extra Terrestrial
The Shining
Blade Runner
Amadeus
Ghostbusters
Do the Right Thing
Back to the Future

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Analysis: Jack Nicholson may be retiring

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Analysis: Jack Nicholson may be retiring

Late last night Radar Online posted an article announcing the quiet retirement of Jack Nicholson:

“”Jack has – without fanfare – retired,” a well-placed Hollywood film insider confirmed to Radar. “There is a simple reason behind his decision – it’s memory loss. Quite frankly, at 76, Jack has memory issues and can no longer remember the lines being asked of him.””

No official word has been said from Nicholson or a representative of him. After a slew of internet buzz around the actor’s retirement ITV announces this evening that the reports are false. Stating that an unnamed source told NBC News that the record-breaking 12-time Oscar nominee is “actively reading scripts and is looking forward to his next project.”

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Film Review: Room 237

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Film Review: Room 237

When I heard that there was a documentary out there about all the wild conspiracies behind Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining how could I resist? I love the film, it is brilliantly made and (as mentioned in the documentary) not many mysterious films can make you analyze and question its purpose 33 years after its release.

I didn’t realize people had conspiracy theories about The Shining until recently however, when I read an article and watched some Youtube videos about how Stanley Kubrick used the film to admit to the world his guilt of falsely recording the Apollo 11 moon landing. Crazy and outlandish right?  (more…)