Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
leonardmaltin
Contact Leonard at MovieCrazyMail@maltinmovies.com


Click inside the box for details




CURE FOR A MOVIE HANGOVER

  • By Leonard Maltin
  • |
  • January 4, 2013 1:00 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
I love watching movies, but it becomes challenging during December when the year’s lengthiest and most ambitious films arrive all at once. By the time I’m done digesting, writing about and voting for them, I need a breather. That’s when I start reading, for pleasure, and watching vintage B movies—even while exercising. I’ll review some of the show-business books I read during the next week, but I also took a tip from "The New Yorker’s" Anthony Lane in his review of "Killing Them Softly."

Quentin Tarantino, Lone Pine, and an Unsung Hero

  • By Leonard Maltin
  • |
  • October 4, 2012 2:44 PM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
As Western buffs gather this weekend for the annual film festival in Lone Pine, California—the location for hundreds of movies since the silent era—the local museum is featuring its newest donation, from Quentin Tarantino: a period-style dentist wagon featured in his upcoming movie Django Unchained. Tarantino is not only a dyed-in-the-wool film fanatic, but a great admirer of prolific B moviemaker William Witney, who shot countless Western features, serial chapters, and television episodes in Lone Pine over the years. (How much does Q. admire Mr. Witney? He included footage from Witney’s Roy Rogers feature The Golden Stallion in Kill Bill Vol. 2.)

Cowboys & Aliens: movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
  • |
  • July 29, 2011 4:29 AM
  • |
  • 7 Comments
As its title indicates, this is a strange cross of movie genres, and lest any viewers get antsy, it doesn’t allow much time to pass before we first encounter UFOs in the Old West. The film takes its time unraveling the rest of the story, leading us along a trail with no clear destination in sight, at first. (Could that have something to do with the six A-list writers who worked on the screenplay, which was inspired by Scott Michael Rosenberg’s graphic novel?) All we know is that there’s been an alien invasion, and neither the cowboys nor Indians know how to deal with it.

Email Updates