We don't usually cover celebrity break-ups and romances on Cinema Retro, but we'll use any cheap excuse to recycle this great photo of Susan Sarandon from the 1978 film Pretty Baby. This time, our excuse is that is has been announced
that Sarandon and long-time beau Tim Robbins broke up months ago,
according to their spokespeople. The two have been an item since
co-starring in Bull Durham in 1988. Although they never
married, the couple had two children during their long-time love
affair. They were also very proactive in campaigning for liberal
political causes. No reason was given for the breakup, but if they
reconcile, we'll have another reason to run this photo again. For more click here
VCI Entertainment has released a 2 DVD set celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Buck Rogers serials starring Buster Crabbe. Here are some details from the official press release:
SYNOPSIS: Preserved in a state of suspended animation
for 500 years by the Nirvano gas in the gondola of their dirigible
wrecked in the arctic ice wastes, Buck Rogers (Buster Crabbe) and Buddy
(Jackie Moran) are rescued by scientists in the year 2500 to find the
world under the despotic rule of Killer Kane (Anthony Warde) and his
Using an arsenal of fantastic weapons created in Dr. Huer's (C.
Montague Shaw) clandestine laboratory, the group attempts to seek aid
from the planet Saturn to oust the tyrannical ruler only to find that
his henchmen have already taken over control of the Prince of Saturn.
After several harrowing adventures with the Zugg men, Buck and Buddy
return to Earth only to be shot down, imprisoned and finally rescued to
participate in a spectacular air battle to wrest control of the
Universe from the sinister intergalactic despot.
Digitally restored and remastered from the original 35mm negative.
Original Theatrical Trailer
Liner Notes by author Hank Davis
“The History of Buck Rogers” by Clifford Weimer
Rare 1933 Buck Rogers short
Buster Crabbe The All-American Hero (movie clips and highlights from
Buster’s hollywood career - the only actor who played Tarzan, Flash
Gordon and Buck Rogers -- the top three comic strip heroes of the 1930s)
Buck Rogers - 80th Anniversary Panel Discussion from the 2009 San Diego Comic Con
Meryl Streep plays an older woman who has a fling with ex-hubby Alec Baldwin in the new film It's Complicated.
By Lee Pfeiffer
The film industry is finally catching on that middle aged and older people still like to go to movies - and they don't necessarily want to see mindless action films filled with space aliens getting blasted by hi tech weaponry. Like most audiences, older people want to see stories they can relate to. One of the biggest obstacles in providing that type of entertainment has been Hollywood's legendary refusal to acknowledge that mature actresses can be sexy as well as commercially appealing.That prejudice is quickly being eradicated, thanks in no small part to the enormous success of Mama Mia! Suddenly, actresses like Sigourney Weaver and Meryl Streep are all the rage - and they are not being cast as dowdy grandmother types, but as vibrant, highly sexual women. The major studios are slow to pick up on what has been a trend for years in the porn industry, which helped coin the term MILF (look it up on Google, if you are unaware) to make millions from producing DVDs with older women. TV followed suit with plenty of shows geared toward older female audiences, ranging from reality programs to dramas such as Cougar Town. It looks like the all of those endless Viagara commercials have finally resonated with studio types who have woken up to the fact that there is life - and sex appeal- after the age of 30. For more analysis click here to read The Guardian's take on the trend.