On October 29 Winona Ryder was born…

On October 29, 1971 Winona Ryder was born. Her career breakthrough occurred when she starred in Tim Burton’s 1988 cult classic, “Beetlejuice,” playing the goth teenage Lydia Deetz. Soon later, Ryder attained critical and commercial success by starring in the cult classic “Heathers” in 1988, Tim Burton’s “Edward Scissorhands” in 1990, as well as Francis…

On October 28 Julia Roberts was born…

On October 28, 1967 Julia Roberts was born.  The multi-award winning actress first launched into stardom in the romantic comedy, “Pretty Woman,” alongside Richard Gere in 1990. The film was a critical and commercial success, often labeled a classic, as well as grossing over $460 million worldwide. A slew of hit films followed including but…

On October 14 “Pulp Fiction” was released…

On October 14, 1994 “Pulp Fiction” was released. The black-comedy crime film was directed by Quentin Tarantino, and starred John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bruce Willis. The film, written by Tarantino and Roger Avary, has been cemented in pop culture due to its eclectic dialogue, and blend of humor and violence. The…

On September 29 “Girlfight” was released…

On September 29, 2000 “Girlfight” was released. The sports drama starred Michelle Rodriguez (in her first and breakout film role) as Diana Guzman, a trouble teen who turns to boxing to channel her aggression, while facing various obstacles in the male-dominated sport. Trailer for “Girlfight”: The film was critically acclaimed, winning a slew of awards…

On September 20 Sophia Loren was born…

On September 20, 1934 Sophia Loren was born. The international film star, hailing from Italy, began her career in the world of beauty pageants at the age of 14, before achieving stardom with a movie contract deal with Paramount Studios in the 1950s. Further acclaim occurred with Loren won the 1962 Academy Award for Best…

On August 25 Tim Burton was born…

On August 25, 1958 Tim Burton was born.  The director and producer is best known for his theatrical work that include elements of goth, horror, as well as fantasy. Some of his most notable films include but not limited to: “Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Batman” and its sequel “Batman Returns,” “Sleepy Hollow,”…