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Jan. 20th, 2018

"AUSTRALIA" (2008) Review

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"AUSTRALIA" (2008) Review

I might as well say it. I have never been a fan of director Baz Luhrmann’s films . . . well, most of them. "STRICTLY BALLROOM" (1992) had failed to generate my interest. I could say the same about the 1996 version of "ROMEO AND JULIET". As for "MOULIN ROUGE!" (2001), I loathe the highly acclaimed film. Considering my views on Luhrmann’s films before 2008, I had no desire to see his endeavor for that year – namely "AUSTRALIA", which starred Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. Read more... )

Jan. 18th, 2018

Five Favorite "MAD MEN" Season Three (2009) Episodes

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Below is a list of my top five (5) favorite episodes from Season Three (2009) of "MAD MEN". Created by Matthew Weiner, the series stars Jon Hamm: Read more... )

Jan. 17th, 2018

"POLDARK" Series One (1975) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from Series One of "POLDARK", the 1975 television adaptation of the following Winston Graham novels - "Ross Poldark" (1945), "Demelza" (1946), "Jeremy Poldark" (1950) and "Warleggan" (1953). Produced by Morris Barry and Anthony Coburn, the series starred Robin Ellis in the titled role: Read more... )

Jan. 15th, 2018

"SAN FRANCISCO" (1936) Review



"SAN FRANCISCO" (1936) Review


I just recently watched the 1936 disaster film, ”SAN FRANCISCO”, which starred Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy and Jack Holt. Released 30 years after the actual event, the movie is basically about a Barbary Coast saloonkeeper (Gable) and a Nob Hill impresario (Holt) who became rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer (MacDonald), both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco. The story culminated in the deadly April 18, 1906 earthquake that devastated the city. Read more... )

Jan. 14th, 2018

"AGENT CARTER": Fans and Romance




"AGENT CARTER": FANS AND ROMANCE

When "AGENT CARTER" first aired during the winter of 2015, some fans had speculated on who would become Peggy Carter’s future husband. Read more... )

Jan. 12th, 2018

" A VIEW TO KILL" (1985) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from 1985 James Bond movie, "A VIEW TO A KILL". Directed by John Glen, the movie starred Roger Moore in his last outing as James Bond: Read more... )

Jan. 10th, 2018

"GOLDENEYE" (1995) Review




"GOLDENEYE" (1995) Review

What can I say about 1995’s "GOLDENEYE"? For one, it marked a series of firsts for the Bond franchise. The movie happened to be Pierce Brosnan’s first outing as James Bond. "GOLDENEYE" also turned out to be Dame Judi Dench’s first time portraying Bond’s MI-6 boss, "M". And the movie also proved to be a first Bond film for director Martin Campbell, who will return eleven years later to direct 2006’s "CASINO ROYALE". Read more... )

Jan. 8th, 2018

"REMINGTON STEELE": Top Five Favorite Season Two (1983-1984) Episodes



Below is a list of my top five favorite episodes from Season Two (1983-1984) of NBC's "REMINGTON STEELE". Created by Robert Butler and Michael Gleason, the series starred Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan and Doris Roberts: Read more... )

Jan. 7th, 2018

"FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD" (1967) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from "FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD", the 1967 adaptation of Thomas Hardy's 1874 novel. Directed by John Schlesinger, the movie starred Julie Christie, Terence Stamp, Peter Finch and Alan Bates: Read more... )

Jan. 6th, 2018

"BECKY SHARP" (1935) Review

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"BECKY SHARP" (1935) Review

Being something of a film history buff, I have been aware of the 1935 adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's 1847-48 novel, "Vanity Fair" for a number of years. But I have never been inclined to watch the film, until recently. Read more... )

Jan. 4th, 2018

Top Ten Favorite TRAVEL DOCUMENTARIES



Below is a list of my favorite television travel documentaries in the past twenty to thirty years: Read more... )

Jan. 3rd, 2018

"Torn Duties" [PG] - 4/6




"TORN DUTIES"

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Barbara stared at the quartet, following their return from the Carnahan Hotel. "So, you didn't find her?" Read more... )

Dec. 31st, 2017

"THE HATEFUL EIGHT" (2015) Photo Gallery



Below are images from the new Western-mystery film, "THE HATEFUL EIGHT". Directed by Quentin Tarantino, the movie stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason-Leigh and Walton Goggins: Read more... )

Dec. 29th, 2017

"STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS" (2015) Review




"STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS" (2015) Review

During the fall of 2012, the media and many film fans were stunned by news of filmmaker George Lucas' sale of his production company, Lucasfilm, to the Walt Disney Company. I was flabbergasted. However, this sale led to Disney's plans to continue Lucas' "STAR WARS" movie saga with future releases, television shows, novels and comic stories. Read more... )

Dec. 28th, 2017

Top Ten Favorite Movies Set in the 1880s



Below is my current list of favorite movies set in the 1880s: Read more... )

Dec. 27th, 2017

"AUSTRALIA" (2008) Photo Gallery

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Below is a gallery featuring photos from "AUSTRALIA", Baz Luhrmann's 2008 World War II historical drama. The movie starred Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman: Read more... )

Dec. 26th, 2017

"TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY" (1991) Review

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”THE TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY” (1991) Review

Seven years following the release of the 1984 movie, ”THE TERMINATOR”, James Cameron wrote, produced and directed the first of three sequels called ”TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY”. Like its predecessor, the film starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton. It also became one of the most highly critical and successful action films of the 1990s. Read more... )

Dec. 24th, 2017

Floating Island



Below is an article about the French dessert known as Floating Island: Read more... )

Dec. 19th, 2017

"MAD MEN" Season Three (2009) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from Season Three of AMC's "MAD MEN". Created by Matthew Weiner, the series stars Jon Hamm: Read more... )

Dec. 17th, 2017

"THUNDERBALL" (1965) Review




"THUNDERBALL" (1965) Review

I had just viewed the 1965 Bond movie, “THUNDERBALL” for the first time in several years. And I can see why this movie is considered to be one of my all time favorite Bond flicks. But I do not think I can state why in one or two sentences. Read more... )

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