It's not every day that you walk into work, only to find yourself sitting in a pro film makeup-effects chair to become a hideous movie witch!
‘The Godfather’: An ‘Offer’ You Shouldn’t Refuse
My thoughts on THE OFFER, about the making of THE GODFATHER, and my interview with the author of The Godfather: The Official Motion Picture Archives.
Reflecting on a Fiberglass Romance: Mark Hamill Talks ‘Corvette Summer’
If you want to see a sparkle in Mark Hamill’s eyes, ask him about CORVETTE SUMMER.
Hailing Frequencies Open: A Q&A with Star Trek’s Legendary Nichelle Nichols
My interview with the late, great STAR TREK icon Nichelle Nichols, and the special, surreal moment we shared.
‘Top Gun’ Star Kelly McGillis Revisits Her Need for Speed
TOP GUN star Kelly McGillis details working with Tom Cruise, the influence of late director Tony Scott, and more about the '80s classic.
That Time I Got Serenaded by Susanna Hoffs
My unexpected encounter with Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles was years in the making...
‘Hill Street Blues’ Cast Reminisce on Impact & Bedlam of Classic ’80s Series
Stars from the groundbreaking '80s cop series explain how they changed the face of dramatic television.
John Landis Remembers ‘Three Amigos!’
Director John Landis talks THREE AMIGOS! and his experience wrangling '80s comedy titans Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short for his western satire.
Fairuza Defends ‘Return to Oz’: A Dark, Twisted Yellow Brick Road
A time-capsule visit to a very candid 11-year-old Fairuza Balk on the set of RETURN TO OZ.
Christopher Reeve’s ‘Superman IV’ Optimism
How Christopher Reeve called the shots with the best of intentions for SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE.
Crush These ‘Conan The Barbarian’ Lobby Cards and Have Them Driven Before You
Cool lobby cards and insights about CONAN THE BARBARIAN, one of my all-time favorite films.
That Time the Incredible, Unhinged Mel Brooks Turned the Tables on Me
That time I got to have an extended, insightful chat with comedy legend Mel Brooks.
Barry Bostwick, American Badass!
From ROCKY HORROR to MEGAFORCE to FDR: AMERICAN BADASS! Barry Bostwick is a man who knows his way around a cult movie.
Thick As A Brick: Ian Anderson Talks Jethro Tull, Salmon, and a Sequel 40 Years in the Making
My chat with the Jethro Tull frontman on creating the legendary THICK AS A BRICK and its follow-up, the sorry state of the music biz today -- and why he walked away from salmon farming.
William Shatner’s Surprising ‘Raw Nerve’ Confession
William Shatner is a tough nut to crack when it comes to his personal life, but opened up to me in this surprising STAR TREK interview.
William Friedkin Peels Back ‘The Exorcist,’ ‘Sorcerer,’ ‘French Connection’ & More
I spoke with the legendary director about the secrets behind some of his greatest cinematic masterpieces -- and what frightens the man who helmed one of the scariest films ever made.
Don’t Call Him Shirley: A Seat Next to ‘Airplane!’ Star Robert Hays
AIRPLANE! star Robert Hays shares fond memories of filming one of the greatest big-screen comedies ever made.
Malcolm McDowell Reflects on the Brilliance of ‘Time After Time’
My interview with Malcolm McDowell on TIME AFTER TIME and how making the Nicholas Meyer film changed his life.
Renny Harlin on His Cliffhanger Career and Stallone’s Fear of Heights
Director Renny Harlin gets candid about his rollercoaster career trajectory and the surprising challenge of filming CLIFFHANGER with Sylvester Stallone.
Famous Monsters & Aliens: A Chat with Rick Baker, Monster Maker
I first interviewed Rick Baker in 2012 for ET. He was happy to discuss his humble beginnings and love for Famous Monsters.
Bond on Bond on Bond: James Bond Actors Reveal Their Fave 007
All six 007 actors display their camaraderie and discuss the enduring nature of Ian Fleming's iconic creation.
The Man Who Brought Bond, the Beatles & More to the Movies
From Bond to the Beatles, legendary producer David Picker shares incredible tales from the Hollywood trenches with me.
Sean Young on ‘Blade Runner,’ Career Bumps
My compelling interview with Sean Young on BLADE RUNNER, DUNE, BATMAN, and how she has been treated by Hollywood over the decades.
The Story Behind That Epic ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Fan Film
How some '80s kids turned their inspiration into obsession after seeing RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK -- and got noticed by Steven Spielberg.
Vintage ‘RoboCop’ Set-Visit Footage with a Quirky Peter Weller
Watch amazing behind-the-scenes footage of ROBOCOP, complete with Peter Weller's quirky personal tour of the set and that unwieldy Robo-suit.
How George Lazenby Bluffed His Way to Bond
I interviewed one-time 007 George Lazenby to get his take on arguably the worst career decision in the history of Hollywood: Quitting James Bond
A Trip Through the ‘Trek’ Archives
I took a personal tour of Roddenberry Entertainment to see rare STAR TREK memorabilia and more.
When ‘Jaws’ Changed the Game
Forty-two years ago, JAWS emerged from the depths and made movie history. Are you still afraid to go into the water?
Make My Game: Clint Eastwood Flies ‘Firefox’ in 1982 Promotional Stunt
Thirty-five years ago this weekend, Clint Eastwood's cold-war thriller FIREFOX flew into theaters -- and he played the Atari game for the cameras.
Junket Fatigue: The Mind-Numbing Repetition of Movie Promotion
A look at what actors must endure to promote their latest product. Junkets can be psychological torture, a dark tunnel of repetition with no end in sight.
Time Capsule Footage: Filming ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan’
During my days working at ET, I gleefully raided the ET vault for vintage set-visit video of STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN to assemble a tribute video and was not disappointed.
Spielberg Sells ‘Poltergeist’ in 1982: ‘It’s Land Jaws for Me’
POLTERGEIST debuted in theaters 40 years ago, and in celebration of one of the scariest movies ever made, I offer some insightful 1982 interviews with Steven Spielberg and Zelda Rubinstein at the time of the film's release.
Phone Home: Spielberg and Kids on the Set of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
E.T. the EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL is now 40 years old, so in celebration I've got a vintage interview with Steven Spielberg and the kids on the set, as well as my 30th anniversary interview with Dee Wallace.
Lynda Carter Reflects on Wonder Woman’s Rocky Road to the Spotlight
Wonder Woman is finally cool again, and it's been a long time coming. I spoke with original TV WONDER WOMAN Lynda Carter about her glory days and she had choice words about why so many WW projects failed.
My ‘Star Wars’ Story and Mark Hamill Musings on the Blockbuster’s 40th Anniversary
STAR WARS first arrived in theaters 40 years ago today. Like so many of my generation, the movie rocked my world and changed the trajectory of my future aspirations. This is my story, along with excerpts of my first interview with Mark Hamill.
Nobody Does It Better: Remembering Roger Moore
Sir Roger Moore has passed away, and his death is a gut punch to my childhood.
Henson and Oz Defend ‘The Dark Crystal’
With the announcement of a new prequel series to THE DARK CRYSTAL on Netflix, I revisit a vintage interview with original creators Jim Henson and Frank Oz.
LISTEN NOW: Podcasts Featuring IT CAME FROM… Creator David Weiner
I love to talk, and so naturally I love the podcast format, which provides a casual, fun, and freeform way to share all the things I love about genre pop culture.
To Be or Not To Be a Replicant?
Will BLADE RUNNER 2049 assume everyone thinks Deckard is a Replicant? Or will it eschew revisionist history and keep it as an open-ended question?
A Moment to Revere Ray Harryhausen
Stop-motion VFX master Ray Harryhausen's work made a huge impact on my childhood and fueled my love for fantasy and monster movies.