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Aug. 26th, 2016

"SADIE McKEE" (1934) Review




"SADIE McKEE" (1934) Review

Back in the 1930s, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) was king of the Hollywood industry, thanks to the business and artistic acumen of Louis B. Mayer and Irving Thalberg. One major aspect of MGM that made it the most successful studio eighty years ago was its star system. The studio used to boast that it had "more stars than there are in heaven". One of its top stars was Hollywood icon, Joan Crawford. Read more... )

Aug. 24th, 2016

Favorite Movies of the 1960s



Below is a list of my favorite movies released during the 1960s: Read more... )

Aug. 21st, 2016

"MY BOY JACK" (2007) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from "MY BOY JACK", the 2007 television adaptation of David Haig's 1997 stage play. Directed by Brian Kirk, the movie starred David Haig, Kim Cattrall, Daniel Radcliffe and Carey Mulligan: Read more... )

Aug. 20th, 2016

"GOLDFINGER" (1964) Review




"GOLDFINGER" (1964) Review"

Ever since its release in 1964, the James Bond movie, "GOLDFINGER" has been regarded as one of the best ever in the franchise. In fact, it is considered by many Bond fans as the franchise's definitive film, considering that it more or less created what is known as "the Bond formula". Read more... )

Aug. 19th, 2016

Top Ten Favorite Movies Set in the 1960s

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Below is a list of my favorite movies (so far) that are set in the 1960s: Read more... )

Aug. 17th, 2016

"THE BLUE AND THE GRAY" (1982) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from the 1982 miniseries, "THE BLUE AND THE GRAY". Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, the miniseries starred John Hammond and Stacy Keach: Read more... )

Aug. 16th, 2016

"THE INFORMANT!" (2009) Review





"THE INFORMANT!" (2009) Review

As a rule, I am not particularly fond of whistleblower films. I find them rather boring and unoriginal. Then I saw Steven Soderbergh's 2009 movie, "THE INFORMANT!" and concluded there might be one whistleblower film that I do like. Read more... )

Aug. 15th, 2016

ANTEBELLUM ART Gallery

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Below are images of paintings created during the United States' Antebellum Period (1828-1861): Read more... )

Aug. 13th, 2016

"AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D." Season One (2013-2014) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from Season One of the ABC series, "AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.". Created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen; the series stars Clark Gregg. Read more... )

Aug. 10th, 2016

"GONE WITH THE WIND" (1939) Review




"GONE WITH THE WIND" (1939) Review

Several years ago, I had come across an article that provided a list of old classics that the author felt might be overrated. One of those movies turned out to be the 1939 Oscar winning film, "GONE WITH THE WIND". Not only did the author accuse the movie of being both racist and sexist, he also claimed that the movie had not aged very well over the past seven decades. Read more... )

Aug. 9th, 2016

Top Favorite SCIENCE-FICTION/FANTASY Television Series

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Below is a list of my top favorite television series in the science-fiction/fantasy genre . . . so far: Read more... )
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Aug. 8th, 2016

"SADIE McKEE" (1934) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from "SADIE McKEE", the 1934 adaptation of Viña Delmar's 1933 short story, "Pretty Sadie McKee". Directed by Clarence Brown, the movie starred Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone and Edward Arnold: Read more... )

Aug. 7th, 2016

"HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE" (2005) Review

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"HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE" (2005) Review

Despite the release of the first two movies in the film franchise, I did not become a fan of the "HARRY POTTER" series until I saw the 2004 movie, "HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN". I became so enamored of this third film that I regarded the release of its successor, "HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE", with great anticipation. Read more... )

Aug. 5th, 2016

"The Problems of a Savior Complex"

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"THE PROBLEMS OF A SAVIOR COMPLEX"

The Season Three finale of ABC's "ONCE UPON A TIME" ended on a curious note. The finale consisted of two episodes - (3.21) "Snow Drift" and (3.22) "There's No Place Like Home" - in which two of the series' protagonists, Emma Swan and Killian Jones aka Captain Hook, found themselves transported back in time and to the Enchanted Forest due to circumstances beyond their control. Read more... )

Aug. 4th, 2016

"GOLDFINGER" (1964) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from "GOLDFINGER", the 1964 adaptation of Ian Fleming's 1959 novel. Directed by Guy Hamilton, the movie starred Sean Connery as James Bond: Read more... )

Aug. 3rd, 2016

EL DORADO WEST [PG] - Chapter Eleven




The following is Chapter Eleven of my story about a pair of free black siblings making the journey to California in 1849: Read more... )

Aug. 1st, 2016

"SENSE AND SENSIBILITY" (1971) Review

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"SENSE AND SENSIBILITY" (1971) Review

For some reason, I still find it hard to believe that until recently, very few people were aware that the first adaptation of Jane Austen's 1811 novel, "Sense and Sensibility", dated as far back as 1971. After all, people have been aware of other Austen adaptations during this same period or earlier. Even the Wikipedia site fails to mention it, except in connection with one of the cast members. What was about this four-part miniseries that eluded so many Austen fans? Read more... )

Jul. 31st, 2016

Kentucky Burgoo

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Below is an article I had written about a dish called Kentucky Burgoo: Read more... )

Jul. 30th, 2016

"THE INFORMANT!" (2009) Photo Gallery



Below are images from Steven Soderbergh's 2009 movie, "THE INFORMANT!". The movie starred Matt Damon and Scott Bakula: Read more... )

Jul. 25th, 2016

"THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO" (2002) Review




"THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO" (2002) Review

Let me make something clear . . . I have never read the literary version of "THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO", written by Alexandre Dumas. I have seen three movie versions – including this latest one starring James Caviezel. But I have never read the novel. So, for me to compare the literary version to this movie would be irrelevant. Read more... )

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