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Apr. 25th, 2017

Favorite Films Set in the 1900s

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Below is a list of my favorite movies (so far) that are set in the 1900s decade: Read more... )

Apr. 24th, 2017

"DANIEL DERONDA" (2002) Review

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"DANIEL DERONDA" (2002) Review

With the exception of the 1994 miniseries, "MIDDLEMARCH", I am not that familiar with any movie or television adaptations of George Eliot's works. I finally decided to overlook my earlier lack of interest in Eliot's final novel, "Daniel Deronda" and watch the television version that aired back in 2002. Read more... )

Apr. 23rd, 2017

"CASINO ROYALE" (2006) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from "CASINO ROYALE", the 2006 adaptation of Ian Fleming's 1953 novel. Directed by Martin Campbell, the movie starred Daniel Craig in his debut as James Bond aka 007: Read more... )

Apr. 21st, 2017

Top Five Favorite "HELL ON WHEELS" Season One (2011-2012) Episodes

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Below is a list of my top five favorite Season One episodes from the AMC series about the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, "HELL ON WHEELS". Created by Joe and Tony Gayton, the series stars Anson Mount, Colm Meany, Common and Dominique McElligott: Read more... )

Apr. 20th, 2017

"FURIOUS 7" (2015) Review




"FURIOUS 7" (2015) Review

Following the success of 2013's "FAST AND FURIOUS 6", I felt sure that the FAST AND FURIOUS movie franchise would finally end. After all, Universal Studios and director Justin Lin had proclaimed the fourth, fifth and sixth films as part of a trilogy. But to my utter surprise, the producers announced their intention for a seventh film by ending "FAST AND FURIOUS 6" on a cliffhanger. Read more... )

Apr. 19th, 2017

"SHINING THROUGH" (1992) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from "SHINING THROUGH", the 1992 adaptation of Susan Isaacs' 1988 novel. Written and directed by David Seltzer, the movie starred Melanie Griffith and Michael Douglas: Read more... )

Apr. 15th, 2017

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Below is a short article about a casserole dish known as Maqluba: Read more... )

Apr. 11th, 2017

"BROKEN LANCE" (1954) Review

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"BROKEN LANCE" (1954) Review

Six years had passed since I last saw a movie based upon a William Shakespeare play. Needless to say, I was not that impressed by it. In fact, I went out of my way to avoid another cinematic adaptation of one of the playwright's works for years. Image my surprise when I discovered that the 1954 movie movie, "BROKEN LANCE" proved to be another. Read more... )

Apr. 10th, 2017

"DANIEL DERONDA" (2002) Photo Gallery



Below is a gallery featuring photos from the 2002 television version of George Elliot's novel, "DANIEL DERONDA". The series starred Hugh Dancy, Romola Garai and Hugh Bonneville: Read more... )

Apr. 9th, 2017

Three Songs From THE GRASS ROOTS



Below are links to three songs performed by the 1960s and 70s group, THE GRASS ROOTS between 1967-1970: Read more... )

Apr. 7th, 2017

"WUTHERING HEIGHTS" (2009) Review




"WUTHERING HEIGHTS" (2009) Review

I have no idea how many times Emily Brontë's 1847 novel, "Wuthering Heights" was adapted for the movie or television screens. I do know that I have seen at least three versions of the novel. Although the 2009 television adaptation is not the latest to have been made, it is the most recent I have seen. Read more... )

Apr. 4th, 2017

"EL DORADO WEST" [PG] - Chapter Fifteen



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

Apr. 3rd, 2017

"FURIOUS 7" (2015) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from "FURIOUS 7", the seventh installment in the FAST AND FURIOUS movie franchise. Directed by James Wan, the movie stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker: Read more... )

Apr. 2nd, 2017

"BABYLON 5" RETROSPECT: (1.11) "Survivors"

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"BABYLON 5" RETROSPECT: (1.11) "Survivors"

For the first time during its five-season run, the award-winning science-fiction series, "BABYLON 5", focused on the major supporting character of Security Chief Michael Garibaldi. The name of the episode was Season One's (1.11) "Survivors". And I never realized until now, how much it foreshadowed future events in the series' major story arc, until recently. Read more... )

Mar. 31st, 2017

"THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON" (2015) Review

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"THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON" (2015) Review

The Marvel Cinematic Universe, which first began back in 2008, edged closer to the completion of its second phase with the release of "THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON". This second film featured the return of the team of superheroes that saved Earth from an alien invasion in the 2012 film, "THE AVENGERS". Read more... )

Mar. 30th, 2017

"HELL ON WHEELS" Season One (2011) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from Season One of the AMC Series, "HELL ON WHEELS". Created by Joe and Tony Gayton, the series stars Anson Mount, Colm Meany, Common and Dominique McElligott: Read more... )

Mar. 28th, 2017

"Who Ordered the Purge of the DHARMA Initiative?"



Ever since Oceanic Flight 815 survivor Sayid Jarrah tried to murder young Ben Linus in (5.10) "He's Our You", and fellow survivor Jack Shephard refused to operate on the 14 year-old to save his life in (5.11) "Whatever Happened, Happened", I have heard comments that compared Ben to Adolf Hitler. I have also heard comments that compared Ben’s younger self to a "young Hitler". Many people have claimed that it was Ben who had ordered the deaths of the Dharma Initiative members on December 19, 1992. However, I have my doubts. Read more... )

Mar. 22nd, 2017

"PERIL AT END HOUSE" (1990) Review




"PERIL AT END HOUSE" (1990) Review

I just realized something. I have never read Agatha Christie's 1932 novel, "Peril at End House". I find this ironic, considering that I have seen the 1990 television movie adaptation of this novel at least three or four times. One of these days, I will get around to reading Christie's novel and comparing it to the television adaptation. Right now, I am going to focus on the latter. Read more... )

Mar. 20th, 2017

"BROKEN LANCE" (1954) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from the 1954 Western, "BROKEN LANCE". Directed by Edward Dmytryk, the movie starred Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters and Richard Widmark: Read more... )

Mar. 19th, 2017

"JERICHO" RETROSPECT: (1.05) "Federal Response"

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"JERICHO" RETROSPECT: (1.05) "Federal Response"

After my surprised delight over the narrative for the previous episode, (1.04) "Walls of Jericho", I wondered if my delight would continued into the next episode. I would not judge (1.05) "Federal Response" to be better than its predecessor. But it proved to be quite surprising . . . from a certain point of view. Read more... )

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