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The Producers

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in Featured | 0 comments

I don’t think The Producers is Mel Brooks’s finest screenplay – how could you argue against Young Frankenstein? –...

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The Way We Were, by Barbra Streisand

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Featured, Songs | 0 comments

  Barbra Streisand was at the height of her popularity when she paired with Robert Redford in The Way We Were. Movie: yawn. Song:...

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Natalie Portman

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Actor, Featured | 0 comments

It’s not often that I can remember the first time I saw an actor or actress, but I remember watching Natalie Portman in the movie...

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Warren Beatty

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Actor, Featured | 0 comments

Oh sure, Warren Beatty has made a clunker or two. Ishtar is usually prominently featured when critics discuss the worst movies ever. But...

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in Featured, Film | 0 comments

Sure, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is something of a period piece now. Yes, we watch and shake our heads at how things used to be....

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The Princess Bride

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Featured, Film | 0 comments

It’s a comedy. It’s a romance. It’s an adventure. It’s a fantasy. It’s a rocomadfa. No…a comrofanad....

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Coleman Coolers

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in Americana, Featured | 0 comments

First, let me say up front that I’m not a camping person. One of my favorite quotes (paraphrased, and by Nora Ephron, best I can...

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Don Knotts

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Actor, Featured | 0 comments

I once worked with a great bunch of people who studied the great issues facing humanity, such as this: Who was the greatest sitcom...

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Mario Andretti

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Featured, Sports | 0 comments

He go fast. He go real fast. If it has a motor and a wheel, Mario Andretti make it go fast. When you look at his racing record, you see the...

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Neil Armstrong

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Featured, People | 0 comments

“One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.” Like most of the early astronauts, Neil Armstrong made his name as a test...

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