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'The Aviator' Movie Review: Leonardo DiCaprio & Cate Blanchett Miscast in Heavy-Handed Biopic

'The Aviator' movie with Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes: Bizarre billionaire bloated biopic. 'The Aviator' movie review: Leonardo DiCaprio is excellent – but not as Howard Hughes Imagine Citizen Kane directed by the Steven Spielberg of The Color Purple, Schindler's List, Amistad, and Saving Private Ryan. The final result would look something like a Barry Levinson film – for instance, the superficial and phony Bugsy. Or, an even more appropriate example, the superficial, phony, and bloated The Aviator. Except, of course, that Levinson is not the man responsible for the 2004 mega-production starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the eccentric (i.e., mentally unbalanced), billionaire ladies' man Howard Hughes. Strangely enough, that man is Martin Scorsese, the director of hard-hitting films such as […]


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'The Aviator' Movie Review: Leonardo DiCaprio & Cate Blanchett Miscast in Heavy-Handed Biopic



Katharine Hepburn Movies: Women in Drag, in Love & in Danger

Katharine Hepburn movies. Katharine Hepburn movies: Woman in drag, in love, in danger In case you're suffering from insomnia, you might want to spend your night and early morning watching Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” series. Four-time Best Actress Academy Award winner Katharine Hepburn is TCM's star today, Aug. 7, '15. (See TCM's Katharine Hepburn movie schedule further below.) Whether you find Hepburn's voice as melodious as a singing nightingale or as grating as nails on a chalkboard, you may want to check out the 1933 version of Little Women. Directed by George Cukor, this cozy – and more than a bit schmaltzy – version of Louisa May Alcott's novel was a major box office success, helping to […]


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Katharine Hepburn Movies: Women in Drag, in Love & in Danger



Howard Hughes Movies: From Leonardo DiCaprio to Jason Robards and (Nearly) Jim Carrey

Howard Hughes movies: Leonardo DiCaprio in 'The Aviator.' Howard Hughes movies Turner Classic Movies will be showing the Howard Hughes-produced, John Farrow-directed, Baja California-set gangster drama His Kind of Woman, starring Robert Mitchum, Hughes discovery Jane Russell, and Vincent Price, at 3 a.m. PT / 6 a.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 8, '14. Howard Hughes produced a couple of dozen movies. (More on that below.) But what about “Howard Hughes movies”? Or rather, movies – whether big-screen or made-for-television efforts – featuring the visionary, “eccentric” (i.e., mentally unbalanced and filthy rich), hypochondriac, compulsive-obsessive, all-American billionaire as a character? From Leonardo DiCaprio to Jason Robards Besides Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays a dashing if somewhat off-kilter Hughes in Martin Scorsese's 2004 Best […]


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Howard Hughes Movies: From Leonardo DiCaprio to Jason Robards and (Nearly) Jim Carrey