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Leonard Maltin

L.A.’s Last Remaining Seats Film Series Returns Next Month

The Los Angeles Conservancy’s popular Last Remaining Seats series returns next month after two years away due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The screenings of classic films will take place over three weekends at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood (i.e. the Fox Village Theatre), which opened in 1931, and the Orpheum Theatre and Los Angeles Theatre, […]

Warren Beatty, Pam Grier, Drew Barrymore, Kevin Bacon Headed to TCM Classic Film Festival

Warren Beatty, Pam Grier, Jane Seymour, Tony Bill, Margaret O’Brien, Drew Barrymore, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Lori Petty, Kevin Bacon and Topher Grace are on the way to the TCM Classic Film Festival next month. For a 40th anniversary screening of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), which kicks off the April 21-24 event in Hollywood, Barrymore will walk […]

Leonard Maltin Doesn’t Need a Namesake Nod From Santa Barbara (But He Has One)

Film critic and historian Leonard Maltin and the Santa Barbara International Film Festival — the 37th edition of which will happen in person March 2-12 — are practically synonymous. Maltin has moderated the fest’s tributes to A-listers for decades, prompting SBIFF executive director Roger Durling to rename the fest’s Modern Master Award after Maltin in […]

‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ to Open the 2022 TCM Classic Film Festival

A 40th anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial will kick off the 13th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on April 21, it was announced Wednesday. Spielberg and producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall are scheduled to be in attendance for the screening at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. “I was 15 years […]

Claudia Barrett, Damsel in Distress in the No-Budget Classic ‘Robot Monster,’ Dies at 91

Claudia Barrett, who was hounded by a post-apocalyptic alien dressed in a gorilla suit and diver’s helmet (complete with antenna) in the 1953 film Robot Monster, considered one of the worst movies ever made, has died. She was 91. Barrett died April 30 of natural causes at her home in Palm Desert, her family recently […]

TCM Film Fest: Leonard Maltin to Receive Robert Osborne Award (Exclusive)

Martin Scorsese and Kevin Brownlow are the two prior recipients of the honor.

Santa Barbara Film Fest: Brad Pitt to Receive Modern Master Award

Brad Pitt will receive the Maltin Modern Master Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the fest announced Monday.

Death of a Hollywood Studio: A Eulogy for 20th Century Fox

In the aftermath of its July 27 sale to Disney, film historian and author Leonard Maltin recalls Fox's wild early days, a predator mogul, firings and backstabbings, and along the way, movies from ‘Cleopatra’ to ‘Titanic’ (and movie stars like Marilyn Monroe and Shirley Temple) that impacted the world.

‘In the Heat of the Night’ Kicks Off TCM Film Fest

Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau and Dick Cavett gathered to celebrate the opening night of the eighth annual TCM Classic Film Festival.

TCM Fest: 8 Hot Tickets and Talks at This Year’s Event

Screenings of 'Doctor Zhivago' and 'Apollo 13,' along with discussions featuring Sophia Loren and Shirley MacLaine, are part of the lineup at the event, which kicks off Thursday in Hollywood.

Santa Barbara Fest: Danny DeVito and Other Friends Pay Tribute to Michael Keaton

The 63-year-old best actor Oscar nominee, who already has Golden Globe and Critics' Choice honors under his belt, was feted as a Modern Master, SBIFF's highest honor.

Sundance: Bryan Singer, Leonard Maltin Among Jurors

Musician Tracy Chapman, "Prometheus" writer Jon Spaihts and "20 Feet From Stardom" helmer Morgan Neville also will be serving as jurors at the Park City festival.