Dan Aykroyd

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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians: terrible, but features an eight-year-old Pia Zadora as a Martian child

Is it too early for a feature on Santa Claus in cinema? Well, tough. You’re getting one anyway. The decorations are up. The latest version of the Grin(...)

River Phoenix photographed in 1991 by Nancy R Schiff/Getty

On the night of October 30th, 1993, River Phoenix, his girlfriend, the actor Samantha Mathis, and his siblings Leaf (now known as Joaquin) and Rain, w(...)

Saturday Night Live: Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer and Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump. Photograph: Will Heath/NBC via Getty

Think of all the things Americans love and we don’t: root beer, cheerleaders, Nascar, guns for breakfast. After decades of failing to travel, Saturday(...)

Saoirse Ronan on Saturday Night Live. Image: Youtube

Let us get the rebuttal out of the way first. The unfunny Aer Lingus sketch on Saturday Night Live should cause no Irish person to have a conniption. (...)

Carrie Fisher poses for cameras as she arrives at the European premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, December 16th, 2015. File photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

A touch of Hollywood macabre accompanies the sad death of Carrie Fisher at the age of 60. Over the Christmas period, cinemas have, once again, given o(...)

Do you remember the time when a glimpse of Adam Sandler didn’t make you want to drink battery acid? A decade-and-a-half ago, after The Wedding Sing(...)

Steve Carell (left) with fellow funnymen Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Will Ferrell at the Sydney premiere of Anchorman 2

It would involve only minor overstatement to say that when Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was released in 2004, nobody knew who the heck Steve (...)

Pfffft: every time you crack open a can, remember that Goldman is extracting its fraction of a cent. Photograph: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg

I was reminded recently about a classic tale of greed and excess in the world of high finance, a narrative that exposes the moral turpitude so prevale(...)

The olden days were often bloody awful. Younger readers may be surprised to hear that there was a time when large swathes of the mainstream refused to(...)

Steven Soderbergh’s most recent movie, Side Effects , was billed as his last ever for theatr(...)