Return to Oz!
Two years ago, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of The “Wizard of OZ”, our video team interviewed the five surviving “munchkins”. The result was poignant, hilarious and deserving of a new audience!
“Tower Heist” opens today marking Eddie Murphy’s return in a lead comedic role. Here’s our 1985 cover story as a reminder what a monster star he was. Also, check out our own Ramin Setoodeh’s review of “Tower Heist.”
“I have so much I want to do in this business,” Murphy says. “I want to direct and write and score and produce — like Chaplin used to do. Nobody does that anymore.”
Newsweek January 7, 1985
Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in November 2012 with “Skyfall”. Here’s an excerpt from our review of the first Bond film “Dr. No” starring Sean Connery.
The work of Ian Fleming has filled a real gap in the popular culture, for until he invented James Bond, there was absolutely no one with whom the cultivated sado-masochist could identify. With his cabalistic 007 number (his license to kill from the British Secret Service), his Balkan Soubraine special cigarettes, his nifty cars, and his passion for gambling, Bond is the exquisite thug.
Newsweek May 13, 1963
From David Ansen’s 1978 review:
‘Halloween’, a schlock horror movie made for a pittance by 30-year-old John Carpenter, happens to be the most frightening flick in years…a superb exercise in the art of suspense, and it has no socially redeeming value whatsoever. Nasty, voyeuristic, relentless, it aims at nothing but to scare the hell out of you…the apprehension of horror is more unnerving than the actual event. He spares us graphic scenes of blood and gore, but he plays on our expectations of violence like a sadist maestro…cult status seems assured.
Newsweek December 14, 1978
Courtesy: Compass International Pictures
As Tatum O’Neal pens our current “My Turn” column reflecting on childhood memories honoring recently deceased agent Sue Mengers, it seemed an opportune time to unearth this fascinating cover story of the then 12-year old from February 9, 1976.
…My relationship with my dad is extremely precious. Nobody in the world has a relationship like that. Me and my dad- it has nothing to do with sex. It’s not perverse. Some people think like that because we’re too close. People are weird…