As Joaquin Phoenix names his son after his late brother, River’s life both on and off screen makes for an impressive, and complicated, name to live up to. Continue here

Joaquin Phoenix and fiancée Rooney Mara reportedly have welcomed their first child — a boy named after the actor’s late brother, River Phoenix. Continue here

Lili Taylor is one of the best cinematic talents of modern times, but generally underrated and overlooked. Here are her best movies, to date.

2. Dogfight (1991)
Nancy Savoca’s Dogfight is one of the great films of the 90s. It concerns an 18-year-old man (River Phoenix) who falls in love with Lili Taylor’s Rose before he goes off to fight in Vietnam The two meet due to a demeaning chauvinistic game. Taylor and Phoenix shed any falsehoods and create two characters who’s love is born of heartbreak and need, as the two traverse the changing times around them. It is a powerful piece that reaches the soul. Moving and profound, this is one of the very best films ever made to deal with the Vietnam War and its effects on Americans.

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In honor of River’s birthday, his sister Rain reveals two new Aleka’s Attic tracks with the vinyl release of Alone U Elope. Continue here

The actor would have turned 50 today but all too often the focus is on his untimely death rather than his contributions to the screen. Louis Chilton looks back at why his precocious talent is still the benchmark for young Hollywood. Continue here

On what would have been River’s 50th birthday…. I just want to say Happy Birthday River and how missed you still are.

The actor: Though he’s been (playfully) dogged for years about having a name a little too similar to another actor’s, Dermot Mulroney is a one-of-a-kind performer. He cut his teeth on serious dramas like Longtime Companion and Where The Day Takes You, embodied wanderlust in neo-Westerns like Bright Angel, starred in trailblazing indies like Living In Oblivion, and, in his foray into romantic comedies like My Best Friend’s Wedding and The Family Stone, became the one who got away from America’s sweetheart. TV comedies like Friends and New Girl have counted on Mulroney to be their silver fox; he even shows some of that charm in his latest turn as the big bad in Hanna season two, albeit with considerable more ruthlessness. Mulroney talked to The A.V. Club for a Random Roles interview that covered a multitude of highlights from his decades-long career. Read more here

The Indiana Jones films are near-perfect adventure films, and along with all the action come some truly memorable lines from all of the characters. Just a couple of years after he created one instantly iconic franchise with Star Wars, George Lucas took the world of cinema by storm and caught lightning in a bottle for a second time. Inspired by the old adventure serials he used to watch when he was a kid, Lucas created Indiana Jones, a smooth-talking, infinitely cool archeologist/explorer with a leather jacket, a satchel, and a bullwhip. Steven Spielberg saw the character as an American James Bond, so he jumped at the opportunity to sit in the director’s chair. Just like Bond movies, the Indy movies are endlessly quotable. So, without further ado, here are the 10 Most Memorable Quotes From The Indiana Jones Movies.

15. “It Belongs In A Museum!”
River Phoenix The Last Crusade
In the opening sequence of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, we see a young Indy, played brilliantly by River Phoenix, thwarting a plot to steal an artifact by claiming that it belongs in a museum. The scene then cuts to the present day, as an adult Indy is fighting for the same artifact, with the same claim that it belongs in a museum. “It belongs in a museum!” is an oft-parodied line, but it does have an important message about preserving historical items.

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The series will include unheard tracks from River’s band Aleka’s Attic, as well as new music from Liberty Phoenix’s project Capes, The Angel, Simone Istwa, and more. Continue here

The late River Phoenix shot to stardom in classic films like Stand By Me and My Own Private Idaho, but he was also a passionate songwriter. Now, Rain Phoenix’s LaunchLeft label is pressing up previously unheard songs from her brother’s discography. Continue here


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