Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly are twin idols of the American imagination. They defined between them the range and shape of desire in the 1950s.
Zach Woods, the Trenton-born, Yardley-bred star of HBO's Silicon Valley, roused the ire of many a Philadelphian last month when he said Philadelphia is "kind of a racist city" on Marc Maron's WTF podcast. Adding insult to injury, he referenced a mishmash of memories about fan behavior: "When I was growing up and Santa Claus would skate onto the ice around Christmastime at Flyers games, people would throw batteries at Santa Claus," Woods told Maron.
"Tomorrowland," the current dystopian view of the future, takes its place among 10 from the past.
'When I was a kid, the future was different," George Clooney grumbles at the start of Tomorrowland, Disney's ambitious, big-budget adventure. Then the Brad Bird-directed fantasy, which opened Friday, toggles back to the 1964 World's Fair, where optimism and invention ruled the day - and promised even better days ahead for humankind.