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The Movies of 1964

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in Featured, Film | Comments Off on The Movies of 1964

It was a year that featured great family films, musicals, and the rise of the James Bond franchise. Here are some of the year’s...

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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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Film: Citizen Kane

Posted by on Jul 27, 2009 in Film | Comments Off on Film: Citizen Kane

It’s generally acknowledged to be the finest film ever made. And you’ll get no argument from me. If it were technically...

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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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Film: Animal House

Posted by on Jul 8, 2009 in Film | 3 comments

Let’s total up the number of Academy Award nominations Animal House accumulated. Hmm. None. Then surely it’s on the American...

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Actor: Steve Martin

Posted by on Jun 25, 2009 in Actor | 2 comments

Steve Martin has come a long way since his days entertaining crowds at Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. He became a stand-up...

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Kid Stuff: Superman

Posted by on Jun 14, 2009 in Kids Stuff | 1 comment

“Faster than a speeding bullet…More powerful than a locomotive…Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.”...

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Film: The Best Years of Our Lives

Posted by on May 25, 2009 in Film | 1 comment

It’s amazing that this movie was made in 1946. It’s remarkable that the country could face such subject matter so soon...

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Film: To Kill a Mockingbird

Posted by on May 21, 2009 in Film | 4 comments

With this entry in the list, I celebrate both a book and a movie. Both have moved so many people, affected so many lives. And the movie was...

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Actor: Paul Newman

Posted by on May 17, 2009 in Actor | 2 comments

Which era Paul Newman do you like best? Young, pretty Paul, as seen in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Hustler? Paul in his prime, notably...

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