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May. 24th, 2018

"BEULAH LAND" (1980) Review




"BEULAH LAND" (1980) Review

In the fall of 1980, NBC Television had aired a three-part miniseries called, ”BEULAH LAND”. Starring Lesley-Ann Warren, Michael Sarrazin, Dorian Harewood and Paul Rudd, the miniseries told the story of an 19th century Savannah-born woman named Sarah Pennington and her impact upon the Kendrick family and their cotton plantation in Georgia during the years 1827 and 1872. Read more... )

May. 23rd, 2018

Five Favorite Episodes of "TURN: WASHINGTON'S SPIES" Season One (2014)

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Below is a list of my five favorite episodes from Season One of AMC" "TURN: WASHINGTON'S SPIES". Created by Craig Silverstein, the series stars Jamie Bell: Read more... )

May. 22nd, 2018

"TRUMBO" (2015) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from "TRUMBO", the 2015 adaptation of "Dalton Trumbo", Bruce Alexander Cook's 1977 biography. Directed by Jay Roach, the movie starred Bryan Cranston in the title role: Read more... )

May. 19th, 2018

"JANE EYRE" (1943) Review




"JANE EYRE" (1943) Review

Many fans of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel, "Jane Eyre", are aware that numerous (probably over twenty) television and movie adaptations of it had been made over the past several decades. While perusing the Internet, I was surprised to discover that the opinion of the 1943 adaption seemed to be extremely divided. Fans either regard it as the best adaptation or the worst. There seemed to be no middle ground. Read more... )

May. 16th, 2018

"X-MEN" Movies Ranking

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With the release of the new DEADPOOL movie, “X-MEN: APOCALYPSE”, I decided to list my ranking of the previous films in the franchise. Warning: many may not agree with it: Read more... )

May. 14th, 2018

"AND THEN THERE WERE NONE" (2015) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from "AND THEN THERE WERE NONE", the 2015 BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1939 novel. Directed by Craig Viveiros, the miniseries was written by Sarah Phelps: Read more... )

May. 12th, 2018

"BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE" (2016) Review




"BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE" (2016) Review

Following on the heels of the success of 2013's "MAN OF STEEL", I had expected the Warner Brothers Studios to follow up with another movie about Superman, starring Henry Cavill. To my surprise, the studio had announced another movie featuring Superman, only the comic book character would be sharing top billing with another from the pages of D.C. Comics. Read more... )

May. 10th, 2018

Chateaubriand Steak



Below is an article about the dish known as Chateaubriand Steak: Read more... )

May. 8th, 2018

"CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR" (2016) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from "CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR", the latest entry from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the movie stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers aka Captain America: Read more... )

May. 5th, 2018

"Torn Duties" [PG] - 6/6




"TORN DUTIES"

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"Here you are, sir." Cirhan handed the object of his quest over to Ulmund, inside the latter's private chambers in the Gimle Dimension. "The Sword of Haldane." He paused. "I hope." Read more... )

May. 4th, 2018

"MIAMI VICE" (2006) Review




"MIAMI VICE" (2006) Review

When I had first heard that Michael Mann had filmed a remake of the 1984-1989 classic crime drama, "MIAMI VICE", I was excited. Despite the disappointing way it went off the air, I had remained a big favorite of the show – especially its first two seasons. Read more... )

May. 3rd, 2018

The 19th Century in Television



Recently, I noticed there have been a good number of television productions in both North America and Great Britain, set during the 19th century. Below is a list of those productions I have seen during this past decade in chronological: Read more... )

Apr. 30th, 2018

"BEULAH LAND" (1980) Image Gallery

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Below are images from the 1980 miniseries, "BEULAH LAND". Based upon Lonnie Coleman's novels, "Beulah Land" and "Look Away, Beulah Land", the miniseries starred Lesley Ann Warren, Paul Rudd, Dorian Harewood and Michael Sarrazin:Read more... )

Apr. 28th, 2018

"TITANIC" (1953) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from "TITANIC", the 1953 movie version of the sinking of the S.S. Titanic. Directed by Jean Negulesco, the movie stars Barbara Stanwyck, Clifton Webb, Robert Wagner, Audrey Dalton, Richard Basehart, Brian Aherne and Thelma Ritter: Read more... )

Apr. 27th, 2018

"AIRPORT" (1970) Review




"AIRPORT" (1970) Review

According to many film critics and fans, the 1970 movie, "AIRPORT", generated what is known in Hollywood as the first in the "disaster film" genre. Is this true? From a certain point of view. "AIRPORT" was not the first Hollywood disaster movie ever made. But it did kick start a whole slew of them that Hollywood churned out during the 1970s. Read more... )

Apr. 26th, 2018

"A Broken Heart in the 'STAR WARS' Saga"




"A BROKEN HEART IN THE 'STAR WARS' SAGA"

In the past twelve years, there have been many complaints of Padme Amidala’s role in the 2005 installment of the STAR WARS saga – "STAR WARS: EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH". These complaints have not only originated from those fans who have never liked the Prequel Trilogy, but also from fans of the 1999-2005 movies. Read more... )

Apr. 24th, 2018

"TURN: WASHINGTON'S SPIES" Season One (2014) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from "TURN: WASHINGTON'S SPIES", the AMC series' adaptation of Alexander Rose's 2007 book called "Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring". Created by Craig Silverstein, the series stars Jamie Bell: Read more... )

Apr. 22nd, 2018

"HEREAFTER" (2010) Review

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"HEREAFTER" (2010) Review

Clint Eastwood reunited with Matt Damon for "HEREAFTER", a fantasy drama about three people who are affected by death in different way in parallel stories. Read more... )

Apr. 20th, 2018

Five Favorite Episodes of "AGENT CARTER" Season Two (2016)

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Below is a list of my five favorite episodes from ABC's "AGENT CARTER". Created by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the series starred Hayley Atwell as Agent Margaret "Peggy" Carter: Read more... )

Apr. 18th, 2018

"JANE EYRE" (1943) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from "JANE EYRE", the 1943 adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel. Directed by Robert Stevenson, the movie starred Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles: Read more... )

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