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George Lucas

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Director, Featured | Comments Off on George Lucas

Let’s be honest here. What George Lucas has done to his own Star Wars franchise almost disqualifies him from this list. And yet, the...

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Mickey Mouse

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in Featured, Kids Stuff | Comments Off on Mickey Mouse

Yes, it’s a fair question – How could I have gone nearly three years and more than 900 posts and not included Mickey Mouse?...

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Brad Pitt, Actor

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in Actor, Featured | Comments Off on Brad Pitt, Actor

Sometimes you can be so good looking that people don’t want to take you seriously. It’s a curse that’s followed me all my...

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Kid Stuff: Bugs Bunny

Posted by on Jan 26, 2011 in Kids Stuff | Comments Off on Kid Stuff: Bugs Bunny

  It was all there in his very first appearance,¬†A Wild Hare, directed by the legendary Tex Avery and released in 1940. The...

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Film: Casablanca

Posted by on Feb 14, 2010 in Film | Comments Off on Film: Casablanca

“Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.” It’s the movie that made Humphrey...

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Film: The Verdict

Posted by on Sep 18, 2009 in Film | Comments Off on Film: The Verdict

Movie fans, and Paul Newman fans in particular, can debate his most outstanding role. For me, it’s his portrayal of recovering...

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Actor: Humphrey Bogart

Posted by on Aug 11, 2009 in Actor | 1 comment

Humphrey Bogart had a decade of acting in Hollywood before he got his statuette. No, I don’t mean Oscar – I’m talking...

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Actress: Meryl Streep

Posted by on Aug 2, 2009 in Actor | 1 comment

There’s no question that Meryl Streep belongs on a short list of the greatest film actors of all time. And yet, she’s someone...

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Americana: 1969

Posted by on Jul 17, 2009 in Americana, Music | 3 comments

It’s a Great American Things first – a year is recognized. Three events propelled this selection onto the list: The first man...

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Film: Fargo

Posted by on Jul 16, 2009 in Film | 2 comments

No one who’s seen this film will ever look at a wood chipper the same as before. You betcha. It’s a movie that begins by...

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