Victor Spinetti

Transformers And Trains At The Movies This Weekend

Posted on 06/26/2014 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentIt must be sci-fi weekend at the movies: Those presto-chango Transformers are back for a fourth time, but the grownup movie this weekend is from a noted Korean director, who offers his unusual tale of global-warming refugees stuck on the ultimate nonstop train.   Transformers: Age of Extinction Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci and Kelsey Grammer lend grownup presence to the latest toy-inspired Michael Bay heavy-metal fest, but when it comes to this series, there’s nothing more than meets the eye. …

After 45 Years, The Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” Is Still Waiting to Take You Away

Posted on 10/9/2012 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentIt must have been the most surreal TV experience an entire nation ever had. On the day after Christmas, 1967, virtually everyone in the United Kingdom sat down to enjoy a Boxing Day musical special starring The Beatles. No doubt, many were expecting a jolly concert performance, like the ones the Lads had been doing for nearly five years on the BBC. Others, knowing this was to be an hour-long film, were hoping for a wacky comedy, like the boys’ …

The Beatles’ Favorite Costar Dies at 82

Posted on 06/20/2012 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentHe won a Tony Award and was one of Britain’s most beloved TV stars, but Victor Spinetti, who died June 18 at age 82, will always be known as the actor who costarred in three movies with The Beatles. >> The teens in Ringo’s mystery photo have been found after 49 years! If the girls in the theater had stopped screaming long enough during A Hard Day’s Night (1964), they would have enjoyed Spinetti as the exasperated TV director who …