Just how much of a movie is made up of special effects? Movies such as Gravity, The Great Gatsby and of course Iron Man 3 all rely on special effects to make their films come to life. But what do these film sets look like without the added effects? Take a look at these images […]
Where would Hollywood be without a high-speed chase through the streets (Fast & Furious)? Or a thinking, feeling car (Herbie)? In fact, how would James Bond get from place to place without a high-powered vehicle? Calm the Ham knows just how important a set of wheels is for our favorite movies and they’ve come up […]
Before the new millennium brought us the Hollywood trend of cannibalizing classic (and not so classic) films to rehash them for a new audience, the film industry relied on sequels to keep a franchise alive – especially horror movies. Not every film became a box office franchise, though, even if they really deserved it. Strange […]
This month has seen the opening of James Franco’s ode to James Dean and young, lost Hollywood in the heart of its city. Drawing some of the biggest names in contemporary art, the exhibition holds Terry Richardson’s original portraits of Madame Franco, the McCarthy brothers’ infamous cinema style, canvases by Ed Ruscha, and more. Not to be missed, the exhibition runs through to June 23.
People come to Hollywood to see celebrities, enjoy the great weather, and go to Malibu. Now there’s an even more compelling reason to visit the land of stars. The Sexy Sax Man!
Martin Kreloff is a second generation pop artist living and working in Las Vegas. His work features iconic stars of Hollywood and Broadway juxtaposed with traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e art. Much like East Meets Mae West.
‘We’re all a little mad here’, say the owners of Hollywood’s Laurel Avenue Bakery (aka Bakelab), an outfit that makes handcrafted goodies inspired by that fantastical childhood classic, Alice in Wonderland. The bake shop’s Tea Party Curio Box is packed with a delectable array of trippy treats: ‘curiously sweet’ blue meringue mushrooms, Cheshire Cat Macarons, ‘Taste Me’ cookies, and even a couple of unbirthday cupcakes — candles included.
More timeless than current’. But I recently finished a long and complicated novel about Hollywood in the 60s, 70s and 80s, and am just now buckling down to write a short nonfiction book about this film, part of a series for Soft Skull Press. A little peremptorily written off as a mere ‘entertainment’, and also […]
Fantasyland Hotel is located in the West Edmonton Shopping Mall, Alberta, Canada. It first opened in 1986 and the main characteristic of the complex is its original themed-room styles, which include Hollywood, Roman, Polynesian, Truck, Victorian Coach, Canadian Rail, Arabian, African, Igloo, Western and Waterpark. All up, the hotel has a total of 120 theme rooms in eleven different styles.
Giving teenage pregnancy the Hollywood treatment could have easily resulted in sickly sweet, sentimental rubbish. Instead, a sharp script and excellent lead performances backed up by a stellar supporting cast have produced a film that manages to be both pro-life and liberal. With its honest, insightful and at times hilarious dialogue, along with a simple but compelling plot, Juno is the antidote we needed to Knocked Up.