An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success. [more inside]
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. [more inside]
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. [more inside]
The Great British Bake Off: Biscuit Week Season 8, Ep 2
Sandwich Biscuits, Fortune Cookies and a Biscuit Board Game!
An acclaimed writer (Greg Kinnear), his ex-wife (Jennifer Connelly), and their teenage children (Lily Collins and Nat Wolff) come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year. (Trailer)
This week.... Donald Trump wins the South Carolina Republican Primary despite a feud with the Pope, and Jeb Bush finishes fourth. Republicans dig in on not confirming whatever replacement Supreme Court Justice Obama nominates. The "Judicial Crisis Network" makes an ad saying Republican senators should not confirm made mostly of smiling faces bought from stock footage sites. Last Week Tonight provides a stock footage rebuttal. How is This Still a Thing: Hollywood whitewashing. This week's main story:
breast implants abortion (16m), and the stealth efforts of the right to outlaw it de facto by making it impossible in some states to operate an abortion clinic through the imposition of ridiculously onerous rules. The show finishes up with footage of a bucket of baby slothes -- and one in person, in the studio. Metafilter thread. [more inside]
An ambitious but troubled movie director tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support. [more inside]
A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line. [more inside]
A mobster travels to Hollywood to collect a debt and discovers that the movie business is much the same as his current job. [more inside]
A young woman discovers her visiting "Uncle Charlie" may not be the man he seems to be. [more inside]
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. The screenwriter's ambivalence about their relationship and her unwillingness to let go leads to a situation of violence and madness. [more inside]
This season, You Must Remember This will explore the murders committed in the summer of 1969 by followers of Charles Manson. Today, we'll talk about what was going on in the show business capital that made Manson seem like a relatively normal guy.
Walt Disney changed Hollywood and brought millions of children and adults boundless joy. And yet, Disney's legacy is marred by the common perception that he was also a racist, misogynist and anti-semite.
A Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Glen Weldon and Bob Mondello discuss Disney's film adaptation of the Broadway musical Into The Woods. Then they'll discuss movie franchises--why do some take off while others never fail to leave the ground? All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s. [more inside]
Murder, She Wrote: Hooray for Homicide Season 1, Ep 5
Jessica travels to Hollywood when she learns that producer Jerry Lydecker is making substantial changes to the film version of her book. Jessica isn't the only one who is upset with Lydecker, the hard-nosed businessman who has a knack for alienating everyone around him. Who doesn't want that guy dead? Was there a conspiracy around the murder, or something else?