Throwback Thursday: The Star Wars Mascot at Ole Miss That Wasn’t To Be

Today marks the 40th anniversary since Star Wars debuted in theaters. Few could have foreseen the space opera -- derived from an Akira Kurosawa film The Hidden Fortress, and filmed on a modest $11 million budget -- evolving into a milestone for cinema and pop culture. Four decades since the original film's release, it made…

My Personal Trauma Seeing “He Got Game”

He Got Game first hit movie theaters this week 19 years ago, and the Spike Lee-directed, Ray Allen-starred film remains a wholly unique offering in the sports genre. Yes, plenty of R-rated sports movie came before and since. The '90s alone produced The Program, Any Given Sunday, Varsity Blues and Above The Rim. He Got…

Veep Co-Stars Mining College Football’s Cinematic Gold

Elements of college football border on the comedic, and in the right hands, the sport is fodder for some outstanding film. Veep co-stars Matt Walsh and Timothy Simons apparently see the potential, as The Hollywood Reporter says the duo successfully pitched a college football-themed comedy to Paramount. Details are very scarce at this point, but…