It's March Madness, Leonard Maltin–style, on the next Maltin on Movies. Along with taking a look at On the Shoulders of Giants, an inspiring documentary about the greatest basketball team you've never heard of, Maltin interviews Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the movie's Executive Producer Deborah Morales. MORE >> Posted 03.14.11 by reelz
ReelzChannel's own movie expert Leonard Maltin recently went toe-to-toe with former Heavyweight Champion of the World Mike Tyson to discuss the top Oscar nominees for best actor, actress, and best picture. While Maltin initiated the melee with some thoughtful jabs about which movies he believes are front-runners, Tyson replied with some heavy body blows that left Maltin against the ropes and looking confused.
The debate, from Funny or Die, also has an exclusive look at Tyson's "Oscar-worthy" movie, The Pigeon Whisperer. Maltin holds his own against the former champ >> Posted 02.23.11 by reelz
Earlier this month, Paul Giamatti won a Golden Globe (Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy) for his turn as an aging TV producer who looks back on his life, and his many regrets, in Barney's Version. On the next episode of his show, Leonard Maltin talks with Giamatti about the movie, which is based on a novel by one of Canada's most acclaimed writers, Mordecai Richler.
Tune in for the Maltin on Movies premiere Friday, January 28, at 11:30 AM ET / 8:30 AM PT. Or catch one of its encore showings on ReelzChannel (Dish 299, DirecTV 238, and your cable system). Posted 01.22.11 by reelz
In Holy Rollers, now available on DVD, Justin Bartha enlists a rabbinical student who's also his younger brother's best friend (Jesse Eisenberg) to unwittingly become a drug mule. This week, Leonard Maltin talks with Bartha about the joys of working with Eisenberg in Holy Rollers, as well as the upcoming buddy comedy The Hangover 2.
Tune in for the Maltin on Movies premiere Friday, October 22, at 3:30 PM ET / 12:30 PM PT. Or catch one of its encore showings on ReelzChannel (Dish 299, DirecTV 238, and your cable system). Posted 10.20.10 by reelz
Since her breakout role as Bond girl "Strawberry Fields" in Quantum of Solace, Gemma Arterton has gone on to appear in a series of blockbusters and indies. This summer she co-starred with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ben Kingsley in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and she headlines the quirky new comedy Tamara Drewe.
In this movie based on a comic-strip-turned-graphic-novel by Posy Simmonds, Arterton plays Tamara, once the town's "ugly duckling," who returns (with a new nose and eye-catching figure) to fix up and sell her childhood home. Leonard Maltin talks with Arterton about her career and which movie role she "needed to do." Tune in for the Maltin on Movies premiere on Friday, October 15, at 3:30 PM ET / 12:30 PM PT. Or catch one of its encore showings on ReelzChannel (Dish 299, DirecTV 238, and your cable system). Posted 10.11.10 by reelz
Kevin Kline plays an eccentric playwright who fancies himself to be the ideal escort for wealthy New York Women in The Extra Man, an offbeat comedy that opens in limited release on July 30. That same day, Kline talks to Leonard Maltin on Secret's Out.
From his early roles in Sophie's Choice, The Big Chill, and A Fish Called Wanda, for which he won an Oscar, Kline has gone on to appear in nearly 40 movies. He's also has a robust stage career, for which he's won two Tony Awards.
Tune in for the Secret's Out premiere on Friday, July 30, at 5:30 PM ET / 2:30 PM PT. Or catch one of its encore showings. Posted 07.24.10 by reelz
With the spectacular box-office success of Avatar and Alice in Wonderland, more and more movies are being either created in 3-D or converted in post-production. But is this a good thing for movie fans? Leonard Maltin and Richard Roeper tackled the topic on Hollywood Dailies. See what they had to say below. Posted 03.11.10 by reelz
No one knows movies like Leonard Maltin. As the decade winds down, we asked him to name his favorite hidden gems from the past 10 years. As he put things:
I've never been a fan of "10 best" lists; they're too arbitrary for my taste. And besides, if there were only 10 outstanding hidden gems over the past decade I wouldn't have nearly enough material to fill my weekly show, Secret's Out. So let's refer to these as "10 Really Good Movies of the PastDecade" or "10 Hidden Gems You Really Ought to See." That way I'll have less guilt about the titles I had to leave out!
Check out Maltin's full list here, and check back every weekday through Jan. 1 for another 10 movies that made the ReelzChannel 100. Posted 12.21.09 by reelz
In Hal Holbrook's new movie, That Evening Sun, he plays an aging Tennessee farmer who returns to his homestead and finds that his son has leased the property to an old enemy. Holbrook's performance has been called "towering" and is gaining Academy Awards buzz.
The veteran actor, who was an Oscar nominee for last year's Into the Wild, sits down with Leonard Maltin on the next Secret's Out. Along with That Evening Sun, Holbrook discusses the advice that made him the actor he is today.
Tune in for the Secret's Out premiere on Friday, December 4, at 6:30 PM ET/ 3:30 PM PT. Or catch one of its encore showings. Posted 12.02.09 by reelz
In The Stoning of Soraya M., now playing in select theaters, Shohreh Aghdashloo stars as an Iranian woman who tells a journalist (James Caviezel) about the unjust and brutal death of her innocent niece (Mozhan Marno). The movie is based on Freidoune Sahebjam's 1994 novel of the same name. Both tell the true story of an Iranian village's persecution of an innocent woman.
Aghdashloo's performance in 2003's House of Sand and Fog earned her an Academy Award nomination. She joins Leonard Maltin on the next Secret's Out to talk about her new movie, which is also featured on the show. Tune in for the premiere on Friday, July 10, at 10:30 PM ET / 7:30 PM PT. Or catch one of its encore showings. Posted 06.30.09 by reelz