Released 30 years ago on 10 August, 1990, The Two Jakes had more drama behind-the-scenes than on the screen.
Boston gangster Whitey Bulger saw The Departed as a fugitive, and critiqued Jack Nicholson’s performance throughout.
David Fincher is working on a prequel series to Oscar-winning screen classic Chinatown for Netflix, according to reports.
Despite the revered Stanley Kubrick having made it, and it continuing to be cited as one of the best horror movies of all time, King would not be swayed. Until now.
Stephen King has made no secret of his dislike for 'The Shining' since it was released in 1980. But what's behind the author's disdain?
Jack Nicholson's trusty axe from The Shining, perhaps the most famous axe in movie history, has sold at auction for £170,000, more than four times the amount it was estimated to fetch.
As the classic comic book caper turns 30, screenwriter Sam Hamm reveals the bonkers ideas that almost made the cut.
Jack Nicholson cemented nearly 30 more years of movie making from Michael Caine, the veteran British actor has revealed.
Stanley Kubrick's right-hand man Leon Vitali explains how they executed the classic "elevator of blood" moment in 'The Shining' — and why the legendary director refused to be on set during the filming of the scene.
"The Wife" star Christian Slater shares memories from the making of "The Legend of Billie Jean," "Heathers," "Pump Up the Volume," "True Romance," and "Interview with a Vampire."
Ewan McGregor is to play the grown up Danny Torrance, the boy with special powers from Stephen King's The Shining, in the forthcoming adaptation of its sequel Doctor Sleep.
The team behind TV's 'Girls' are in talks to script the American remake of the acclaimed German comedy drama.
Do you know every actor who has played The Joker?He’s Batman’s most iconic villain and a staple of the DC comic books. But while The Joker has made several memorable screen appearances thanks to Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson, they’re not the only ones to bring the Clown Prince of Crime to our screens.But do you know who else has put on the clown makeup?Sure, there are plenty of big names, such as Cesar Romero – the classic ‘60s TV Joker. But there are quite a few you might not expect. Brent Spiner? Michael Emerson? Yep, they’ve both leant their voices to animated versions of The Joker.And you won’t believe who else is on this list…
Tomorrow (8 November), the United States of America heads to the polls to decide the next leader of the free world. Whoever wins between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - it’s safe to say a lot of people will be left upset. Never before have the two front-runners for the US presidency been so enormously unpopular, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the excellent fictional presidents we’d sooner vote for.
Whenever a new actor applies white make-up, dyes their hair green and dons a purple jacket to take on the iconic role of Batman’s nemesis The Joker, it’s a special occasion. Over the years the part has taken on an almost mythical quality, thanks to three especially-towering performances. As Jared Leto prepares to take his first bow as the Clown Prince of Crime in ‘Suicide Squad’, we’ve decided to take a look at him and the four other major big-screen Jokers to date.
The Beatles may have popularised the zany band movie in the 60s, but The Monkees killed the genre stone dead with ‘Head’: the weirdest pop movie ever made. You can accuse popular 60s beat combo The Monkees of many things – and people did – but they were never guilty of misleading fans as to the content of their 1968 movie, 'Head’.
There are several bonkers theories on 'The Shining’, nine of which are detailed in the excellent documentary, 'Room 237’. 'The Shining’ is the perfect film onto which to project such theories, because a) Stanley Kubrick was incredibly detail-oriented and never left anything to chance, and b) Stanley Kubrick is dead, therefore unable to disprove any of the crackpot conspiracies you’d care to sling at his movies. Several theories detailed in 'Room 237’ are interesting, including a claim that the Native Americans on the hotel’s food cans suggest an underlying theme of American imperialism, and an interesting dissection with a dolly cam that proves that the spiralling architecture of The Overlook Hotel is, in fact, impossible.
What do you do when Jack Nicholson asks your girlfriend out right in front of you? Well, according to comic actor David Spade, that is, who suffered such an indignity when he was going out with actress Lara Flynn Boyle. Spade, who’s starred in movies like ‘Grown Ups’ and 'Tommy Boy’ with Chris Farley, and TV shows including 'Just Shoot Me!’ and 'Rules of Engagement’, dated Boyle for a brief spell following her divorce from John Patrick Dee III. He recalls the the moment that 'The Shining’ star sidled up to her in some detail. “Nicholson asked Lara Flynn Boyle out in front of me, while we were all smoking a doob somewhere,” Spade told Details magazine.
Ray, 23, and Jack, 78, were at a charity bash in the Hamptons, and if you look closely there, you can see Mary-Kate Olsen photobombing them in the background. - First image of Chris Hemsworth in Ghostbusters reboot - Fantastic Beasts shooting begins - First look at Alice In Wonderland 2 Ray has clearly inherited his screen icon dad’s good looks, and his penchant for the lively arts too. Jack had Ray, and his other actress daughter Lorraine, during his relationship with actress Rebecca Broussard, who he starred alongside in the crime drama 'The Two Jakes’ in 1990.
By Gwynne Watkins In the final shots of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, the audience sees the corpse of Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) frozen to death in the hedge maze where he tried to kill his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and young son Danny (Danny Lloyd). Then the camera moves to a vintage photograph on the wall of The Overlook Hotel, which inexplicably includes Jack among the 1920s revellers. It’s an indelible set of images – but it wasn’t the ending that director Kubrick first envisioned. - Emily Lloyd: The Unluckiest Actress Ever? - 7 Amazing British Films That Are Lost Forever - 7 Actors Who Hated Being In Star Wars When The Shining premiered in theatres in 1980, those two iconic shots bookended an additional scene, of Wendy and Danny recuperating in the hospital.