Monday, April 19, 2021

Pat Saperstein

Actor Arrested for Running Film Investment Ponzi Scheme

Actor and movie investor Zachary Horwitz, who is sometimes credited as Zach Avery, was arrested Tuesday on charges that he ran a Ponzi scheme that swindled investors out of $227 million. Horwitz, 34, was taken into custody by special...

‘The Serpent’: Questions We Have After Watching the Netflix True Crime Series

The story of criminal mastermind Charles Sobhraj has captivated true crime followers for more than 40 years. The serial killer left a trail of bodies — mostly young European and North American backpackers — across Asia in the 1970s,...

Marlon Brando’s Acting Style Was Ahead of Its Time

In the 1970s, Marlon Brando was unforgettable as “The Godfather” and shocked filmgoers with his powerful performance in “Last Tango in Paris.” The two-time Oscar winner, who would have turned 97 on April 3, made the role of Colonel...

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’: 10 Easter Eggs and Hidden References

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read until you’ve seen the film! Director Adam Wingard’s “Godzilla vs. Kong,” the latest entry in the long-running Godzilla franchise, takes the reptilian kaiju king in some bold new directions, and offers many spectacular sights...

Penelope Spheeris on Her Eventful Directing Career: ‘I Don’t Know if Hollywood Quit Me, or I Quit Hollywood’

Trailblazing director Penelope Spheeris has very few fucks left to give. Spheeris first came on the scene with her Los Angeles punk rock documentary “Decline of Western Civilization,” followed by the disturbing punk drama “Suburbia” starring Red Hot Chili...

Beverly Cleary, Bestselling Author of ‘Ramona the Pest,’ Dies at 104

Beverly Cleary, who contemporized children’s literature with books like “Ramona the Pest” and “Henry and Beezus” and become one of the best-selling children’s authors of all time, died Thursday. She was 104. Her publisher HarperCollins tweeted that she died...

George Segal, ‘Goldbergs’ Star and Oscar Nominee, Dies at 87

George Segal, whose long career included playing Albert “Pops” Solomon on “The Goldbergs,” and garnering an Oscar nom for supporting actor for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” died Tuesday. He was 87. His wife Sonia announced his death, saying,...

Warner Bros. Won’t Pursue Proposed Tram to Hollywood Sign

Warner Bros. has decided not to pursue a $100 million plan to build an aerial tramway from its Burbank studio lot to the iconic Hollywood sign atop Mount Lee. The studio confirmed Thursday that the Hollywood Skyway project would...

Yo-Yo Ma Performs Impromptu Concert at Vaccination Clinic

Virtuoso cellist Yo-Yo Ma brought the sound of hope to a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Saturday at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Mass. The musician, 65, was there to get his second jab along with his wife, Jill Hornor. After...

Cliff Simon, Actor in ‘Stargate SG 1,’ Dies at 58

Cliff Simon, who played the villain Ba-al on the “Stargate SG 1” TV series, died in a kite-boarding accident Tuesday on Topanga beach in Los Angeles. His wife Collette reported his death on his Facebook page, writing “To Friends,...

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