November 21, 2012
Five Favorite Films with Hitchcock Director Sacha Gervasi
Arguably the most famous director in cinema history (and the auteur behind the recently crowned Greatest Movie of All Time), Alfred Hitchcock can't be an easy subject for an on-screen biography. British-born director Sacha Gervasi has taken a shot at it with this week's Hitchcock, which adapts -- with some creative license -- Stephen Rebello's 1990 book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, while exploring the relationship between Hitch (played by Anthony Hopkins) and his wife Alma Reville (Helen Mirren), as he fights to make the thriller that would prove one of his biggest and most influential hits. Gervasi, known for his hugely entertaining 2007 metal documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil, called in to chat about Hitchcock, the challenge of taking on a movie icon, working with Hopkins, and separating the man from the mythology. Read on for that, but first, he talks about his five favorite films.
June 22, 2009
Spinal Tap Is Back from the Dead
A quarter century after walking the fine line between clever and stupid, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer are back together again as Spinal Tap, playing their "greatest hits" and gearing up for a one-night-only "world tour" at Wembley.
December 19, 2007
Total Recall: Walk Hard While My Biopic Gently Weeps
On Friday, you'll finally be able to see John C. Reilly take center stage. He'll be playing Dewey Cox in Walk Hard, an absurdist spoof on troubled musicians and the Hollywood biopics that their life stories spawn, and for this week's Total Recall, RT takes a look at some of the memorable fictional troubadours that have crooned the silver screen.
August 16, 2006
Character Actor Bruno Kirby, Dead at 57
You'd immediately recognize the face (and the voice) from movies like "City Slickers," "Good Morning Vietnam," and "When Harry Met Sally," but you might not remember the guy's name. (Good character actors are like that.) The man's name was Bruno Kirby, and we're sad to say that he passed away last night at the age of 57.