Touchstone and Beyond: A History of Disney’s “The Color of Money”

With the start of awards season ‘Touchstone and Beyond’ looks back at the winners and nominees from the Touchstone and Hollywood Pictures library. First up, we look at Paul Newman’s 1986 Oscar winning movie The Color of Money. Though he was nominated multiple times in the past and always came up empty, Newman’s return to … Read more

Touchstone and Beyond: A History of Disney’s “Quiz Show”

Robert Redford’s 1994 Quiz Show had all the ingredients for awards season. Based on a true story, a committee/courtroom scene, idealistic characters getting to the bottom of a scandal, and a fallen hero trying to set the record straight. Based on the quiz show scandals of the 1950s, which rocked America with the revelation of … Read more

Chayanne: the time he lost the role of El Zorro to Antonio Banderas | History | Celebs | nnda nnlt | FAME

How did you lose Chayanne the role of “El Zorro”? The iconic character was played by Antonio Bandera, who gained a greater position in the film industry. However, the Puerto Rican singer had done the casting for the film “The mask of Zorro”, but something happened during the production that left him out of what … Read more

Touchstone and Beyond: A History of Disney’s “Pretty Woman”

Pretty Woman launched Julia Roberts into the stratosphere of Hollywood and rejuvenated the career of Richard Gere. 1990’s mega hit also brought Roberts a Golden Globe win for her performance and Oscar nomination. For this week we look back at a film that defied the odds at the box office and continues to hold a … Read more

Zachary Quinto presents in History the series ‘In search of …’ about inexplicable phenomena

Based on the franchise from the 70s, In Search Of, then presented by Leonard Nimoy (the mythical Spock of Star Trek at that time), the production, which opens next Sunday, explores inexplicable enigmas such as the existence of aliens or time travel, among others. From next Sunday, December 2, at 10:00 p.m., HISTORY premieres on … Read more

Touchstone and Beyond: A History of Disney’s “What’s Love Got to Do with It”

Now that the Oscar nominations for 2021 have been announced we wrap up this ‘Awards Season’ retrospective with the 1993 biopic What’s Love Got to Do with It. Sit back and enjoy Angela Bassett performing as Tina Turner in this Oscar nominated film. The Plot Anna Mae Bullock (Angela Bassett) who was once abandoned by … Read more

Vikings: 10 things from Travis Fimmel, actor who played Ragnar in the History series | Ragnar Lothbrok | Vikings | Netflix series | nnda nnlt | SPORTS-PLAY

“Vikings”Is based on the legends about the Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, one of the most famous heroes of Norse culture, known for having plundered Northumbria, France and Brittany. Although after his death, the historical drama followed the story of his children and the conflicts in which they were involved. Travis Fimmel played Ragnar Lothbrok in the … Read more

Touchstone and Beyond: A History of Disney’s “Reign of Fire”

King Kong and Godzilla might be kings at the box office, but there are other creatures that moviegoers need to fear. What if dragons were real? That’s the premise behind the 2002 Touchstone Pictures film Reign of Fire. Stacked with a cast of A list talent, is the film a lost jewel or another 90’s … Read more

Touchstone and Beyond: A History of Disney’s “The Royal Tenenbaums”

The Easter holiday in normal times would be the ideal weekend for families to get together. Film has brought many family stories to the screen, but nothing like Touchstone Pictures 2001 film, The Royal Tenenbaums. Wes Anderson brings to life a complex and complicated family that will make you laugh, cringe, and cry. The Plot … Read more