Kirk Douglas played Doc Holliday opposite Burt Lancaster's Wyatt Earp in John Sturges' classic western.
The good news for long-suffering Western film fans is that Paramount intends to bring a major film from the genre to the screen titled The Further Adventures of Doc Holliday. The bad news is that it would appear as though the tale will be as historically accurate as Pirates of the Caribbean. The studio envisions the flick as a big action-oriented tale that may have little to do with the real Doc Holliday, the sickly gunfighter who aided the Earp brothers at the notorious shootout at the O.K. Corral. Holliday, a one-time dentist who suffered from alcoholism and tuberculosis, has provided plenty of grist for the Hollywood mill in decades past with numerous actors scoring impressive performances in the role. Among them: Kirk Douglas, Val Kilmer, Victor Mature, Jason Robards, Dennis Quaid and Stacey Keach. For more click here
Somewhere Ed Wood is smiling as the Scientology propaganda/sci fi epic Battlefield Earth carries on the kind of legacy he established.
The Huffington Post has assembled their own list of the worst movies of the decade. Don't worry, Eddie Murphy is well represented and Battlefield Earth has its inevitable place of dishonor. However, there is one low blow- including Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Okay, it may have been like the Beatles reunion that never happened - it could never have lived up to expectations - but one of the worst movies of the decade??? Click here to see if you agree with the Hall of Shame inductees.
Stang provided the voice for many popular cartoon characters.
Arnold Stang, who created the on-screen persona of a mild-mannered nerd in classic comedy routines, has died at age 91. Stang rose to fame playing a wise-cracking stage hand on Milton Berle's show in the 1950s and quickly became a popular character actor in the Golden Age of Comedy. He provided voice-over work for numerous shows and commercials, and did the voice of Top Cat in the popular 1960s animated series. Stang also appeared in feature films such as The Man with the Golden Arm opposite Frank Sinatra. However, for retro movie lovers, he will be forever linked with Stanley Kramer's 1963 epic comedy It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World in which he and Marvin Kaplan play ill-fated garage owners who have the misfortune of encountering both Jonathan Winters and Phil Silvers on the opening day of their business. The resulting scenario leads to Winters' wholesale destruction of their business in what many consider to be the film's most hilarious sequence. For more on Stang, click here
Connie Hines, who co-starred as Alan Young's wife in the classic Mister Ed TV series, has passed away at age 78. Hines played the perky young woman who indulged her husband's obsession with his pet horse Ed - without ever knowing that the animal could not only talk, but act as adviser to her spouse. (For Nick Thomas' interview with Alan Young about the making of the TV series, click here)For more on Connie Hines' life and career click here
Special effects expert Matthew Gratzner will fulfill his dream of directing a big screen version of the 1970s British TV series UFO, which centers on a top secret agency hidden beneath a Hollywood movie studio that battles space aliens who seek to abduct humans to use their body parts. Gerry Anderson produced the original series. Joshua Jackson will top-line as the film's central character Paul Foster. Gratzner promises that the script will be character-driven and not just an excuse to use special effects. For more click here