Grumpy Swedish Man Advances to Oscar Shortlist

A MAN CALLED OVE IS THE NUMBER ONE FOREIGN LANGUAGE ARTHOUSE RELEASE OF THE YEAR A Man Called Ove, Sweden’s most successful domestic film of all time, is now this year’s top grossing foreign language arthouse film in the U.S. with over 200 engagements in all major markets and a projected box office of over […]

Paz Vega keeps herself looking sexy as hell

Mira que linda! Paz Vega is still making heads spin with her sexy style and fashion. The Goya award-winning actress who crossed over to American audiences with her breakthrough performance in Sex and Lucia has still got it.  She recently appeared on the cover of an Italian magazine with beauty and elegance. Check out the […]

ZORRO IS BACK… LALALALA

By Laurence Lerman STEP ASIDE ANTONIO BANDERAS! MOVE OVER DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS! MAKE WAY FOR INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR ALAIN DELON, WHO LEAVES THE LEGENDARY MARK OF ‘Z’ AS THE GREATEST SWASHBUCKLER TO SLASH HIS WAY ACROSS THE SILVER SCREEN! International superstar Alain Delon stars as the legendary black-clad masked outlaw hero who defends the weak and innocent […]

50 Years Later, Marilyn Monroe Still ‘Rising in the east like the sun’

Marilyn’s flaunt of seduction followed by escape from Hollywood

-by Spencer Althouse

Letting forth a dizzying combination of quick wit and beauty, Marilyn Monroe surrendered a life spent yearning for contentment.

(photo credit: Ed Clark—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Though the world once beaconed at Monroe’s fingertips, fame proved too much for this sex symbol, and a fear of loneliness overshadowed her hopes of unruffled happiness.  This compelled Monroe to escape into something more poetic, something that allowed her to relish in life’s opportunities rather than Hollywood’s fairytales.

In 1950, a nearly unknown Marilyn garnered rave reviews for her cameo in All About Eve, Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s film of 14 Academy Award nominations.  This film paradoxically forced Monroe to play the very stereotype she despised.  Her character, Miss Caswell, was an empty-headed actress who fearlessly advertised her body in search of success.  Here, an impressed Addison DeWitt (George Sanders) gazed into the eyes of Miss Caswell, exclaiming that he can see her career “rising in the east like the sun.”  This statement was the truest form of art emulating life. Continue reading “50 Years Later, Marilyn Monroe Still ‘Rising in the east like the sun’”